If you recall watching the summer Olympics, you would have seen many swimmers with small red/purple circles on their shoulders, back, and even their thighs…these temporary bruises are due to a popular therapeutic technique called cupping.
Cupping therapy is done by placing cups on areas of the concern and creating suction in that specific area. The pressure underneath the cups helps to increase blood flow, decrease pain and inflammation, and treat chronic pain.
If we suffer from physical pain, this often means that there is underlying inflammation within that area. Cupping improves blood circulation in that area by attracting immune cells to that location to increase the repair and recovery process so that the swelling can go down, and we can move to an optimal level.
Cupping is done with our Registered Massage Therapist and may be covered under your extended healthcare plan.
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