Cupping Therapy to Let Go of Stress and Chronic Pain
Tired of living with chronic muscle pain? Cupping is a powerful modality used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relieve muscle tension, and encourage your body to let go of stress. Often used alongside acupuncture, it is an effective pain management option.
“I visited Aleksandra for a number of muscle and joint pains. The treatments involved both needles and cupping. After 3 sessions I felt a significant improvement in all areas and was quite surprised to be free from pain and mobility issues I have had in my back for years. I found Aleksandra’s attentive caring touch and the environment of her studio to be deeply soothing.” – Ki
What is cupping?
Cupping is where stationary glass cups are heated and applied to the skin to pull muscle tissue inside and promote blood circulation. Other times, a practitioner may glide the cup over oiled body parts to produce a steady tension as it’s moving.
What Does Cupping Treat?
It is commonly used to treat muscle tension. Stress can be stored in the body as muscle tension when you spend long periods of time holding muscles tightly. Long-term holding in the muscles can go unnoticed. Hunching over and poor posture can also contribute to chronic pain. Cupping decreases inflammation and increases circulation to help bring relief to achy and tired muscles. It is best combined with acupuncture, but also available on its own.
This form of therapy is also used for:
- Lung and breathing conditions; bronchitis, asthma, congestion, common colds
- Joint pain, tight muscles, back pain
- Digestive disorders, menstrual discomfort
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