Cupping is an age-old practice that has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of many different conditions.
Cupping treatment comes in primarily two different forms: wet cupping and dry cupping.
The technique of dry cupping involves the use of sterilized glass or silicone cups that are placed onto the affected area of the targeted soft tissue. A suction-effect is created via the use of a hand pump in order to place the target areas under tension. This process is understood to promote blood flow directly to the affected areas, resulting in enhanced circulation and an increase in the body’s own healing process. Once the tension on the soft tissue structure is released and the cup is taken off, the muscle and connective tissues are then able to relax and decompress.