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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which local suction is created on the skin, and it is likely that this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.

This technique is performed by creating a partial vacuum in cups placed on the skin, and is believed to originate as a healing technique conducted thousands of years ago. Once good suction is obtained, the suction cup may be moved over the skin, which has been lubricated with mineral oil and a suction style massage can be utilized to release myofascial tension and improve soft tissue flexibility. This type of treatment can be especially useful for the mid back region but can be used in a variety of conditions including plantar fascitis.

Additional Info

  • Used to Treat: Mid back pain, Fibromyalgia, Plantar fascitis, General muscle tension