Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is very effective for promoting an increase in circulation and to assist the body in healing injuries to muscles, tendons and joints. Cupping therapy can be very helpful in relieving tension caused by muscle hyper-tonicity and/or tightness in the surrounding connective tissue, i.e. fascia.

Cupping therapy is applied by creating suction, with the use of cups made of silicon, hard plastic or glass. A vacuum in the cup is created by squeezing the silicon cup, or by use of a pump, or in the can of glass cups with the use of a flame. The cups are placed on the skin over the targeted area and usually left in place for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. Depending on the degree of suction, discoloration of the skin can occur as many have seen on the bodies of athletes and stars on TV. This discoloration is harmless and will resolve within a few days to sometimes 10 to 14 days.

Cupping therapy can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture and/or Massage Therapy to achieve relief of tension and promote healing in the muscles and connective tissue.

At Acu-Pain, Cupping therapy is used with silicon or plastic cups. They are applied in a gentle and effective method to produce a very relaxing and comfortable treatment.

Cupping Treatment

The use of Silicone Cups to promote circulation of Qi and Blood. 30 to 45 minute treatment depending on what condition is being addressed. Decreases pain, tension and promotes circulation and relaxation.

Price: $95.00

Gua Sha

A traditional technique for modern practice.

‘Gua’ means scrape, and ‘Sha’ means sand,” Gua Sha uses a flat tool moving in one direction to relieve tension in the skin, muscles and fascia. To boost circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, encourage collagen production and stimulate the connective tissues that communicate with the nervous system. Some examples of what Gua Sha is used for include: cosmetic acupuncture facials, muscle and joint pain, respiratory infections, and neuralgia.