Cupping is an ancient form of healing that has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. From the Olympics to the NBA, it's been hard to miss the tell-tale red dots covering athletes' bodies; however, cupping isn't just for professionals.
Cupping is usually provided as a means to increase blood flow to target areas and reduce pain from a variety of conditions.
How this cupping administered?
Although cupping may be administered in a variety of ways, Synergy therapists use a handheld pump to create a vacuum seal between the skin and the cup. The cup is typically left in place for 5-20 minutes, and then removed.
Is cupping painful?
Cupping may cause temporary bruising and a bit of soreness, but during the treatment itself most patients should feel only a bit of tightness from the suction of the cups.
Cupping can be an effective option for conditions of the back, neck, shoulder, or other areas commonly associated with muscle pain.
Your Synergy therapist will determine the appropriate locations and amount of cups to use during your treatment, and will use a pump to create an airtight seal between the cups and the chosen area. The suction will pull the skin upward, allowing for increased circulation to the area and the weakening of tissue adhesions that may be causing discomfort.
After your cupping treatment, your skin on the treated area will most likely be red from the suction. The marks may have the appearance of bruising, but should fade within a number of days.
Cupping may be used to help patients with a number of conditions, including: