Cupping Therapy

Stress can seem inevitable in our modern world. Many of us have hectic lives, causing us to build up muscle tension every day. However, we must release this tension effectively so that we can lead healthy lives and live them to the fullest.

Cupping is an ancient Eastern therapy that focuses on relieving tension, practiced for thousands of years. It is a gentle yet powerful treatment for pain, stress, and various ailments.

How Cupping Works

Cupping therapy works like a reverse massage. While massage therapists knead into muscle, cupping uses suction to heal your muscle. This approach soothes your muscles without sedating them.

Many enjoy cupping as an individual treatment or as a supplement to acupuncture. Either way, you will be rewarded with improved circulation, reduced tension, and overall muscle relaxation.

Our Fire Cupping Practice

At Dragonfly Wellness, we practice fire cupping. This ancient therapy is an integral part of Chinese medicine. It involves using fire to rid the oxygen in the cup. That’s right – we heat the cups safely with a flame. This traditional practice enhances the suction in the cup, boosting the blood flow in the targeted area and accelerating the healing process.

We use traditional clear cups, which work best for fire cupping. Clear cups are also important for observing the cupping process. Their clarity helps us limit redness, as our goal is to strike a balance of suction to ensure the therapy works optimally.

Benefits of Cupping

Cupping therapy’s circulation-boosting properties have been a treatment for various conditions for centuries. Here are the main benefits cupping therapy can bring:

  • Pain relief
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Muscle recovery
  • Improved breathing
  • Soothing gastrointestinal ailments

Cupping FAQs

What not to do after cupping therapy?

While it is non-invasive, cupping is a potent, detoxifying therapy. Therefore, you should be gentle with your body after a session. This means avoiding exercise, intense physical activity, or drinking. In addition, do not keep your skin exposed after cupping. If left exposed, your mild redness may not heal as rapidly.

What to do after cupping therapy?

The priority after your cupping session is healing. Your body will need rest after a session. Also, stay hydrated. Cupping is a detox for your body. It will need fluids to flush the remaining toxins out. Plus, hydration will help restore your body’s energy.

Make sure that you also wear clean clothes that cover your cupping. Protecting your skin is very important in your body’s healing process. Cupping opens up your pores, which could invite unwanted toxins back into your body. Your body will also be healing, meaning it will need an extra layer of clothing to stay cozy and warm.

What is fire cupping therapy?

Fire cupping is a non-invasive therapy that uses suction to promote circulation and heal the body. While there are various types of cupping therapies, fire cupping, in particular, uses heat to create suction in the cups. This is an ancient practice that is safe and effective. During the treatment, fire is used to remove the oxygen in the cups. This way, there is no burn or damage done to the skin.

Does cupping therapy have side effects?

This therapy can have side effects, which vary per client and treatment. Cupping therapy can leave mild redness and/or discoloration in the areas where we place the cups. In rare cases, cupping can cause burns or blistering.

How often should you do cupping therapy?

The regularity of your cupping sessions depends on your body and the conditions you may be treating. Many patients seek cupping therapy 1 to 2 times a week.

Does cupping therapy work for back pain?

Cupping therapy is a very effective treatment for back pain. Its circulation-boosting abilities help decrease inflammation and relieve pain, even for those experiencing chronic back pain.

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