Cupping is a traditional Chinese therapy that has been used to treat illnesses and imbalances for over 2,500 years. Modern methods of cupping use mechanical devices to create the suction. The more traditional method, however, creates suction by applying heat to the cup from a lighted candle—hence the name “fire cupping”. It is a safe alternative to acupuncture and is painless.
Glass cups of various sizes once heated are placed on the skin creating a suction. These are left on for a period of time (this will vary according to reaction) and then removed. It is usually 15 to 30 minutes.
Cupping is like a massage but in reverse. The cups pull your muscles up, rather than pushing them down. Fire cupping can help relieve the body from aches and pains similar to that a deep massage treatment would offer.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Chinese cupping is commonly used to treat lung and respiratory inflammation and congestion. It is also very beneficial in cases of infertility because it helps detoxify the body (more info under fertility section).
Helps tissues to release toxins and so relieving stiff and aching muscles and joints
Helps activate the lymphatic system
Can clear colon blockages when treating the abdomen
Helps activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries
Helps clear stretch marks
Helps with fibromyalgia
One common and unfortunate misconceptions concerning cupping is the misinterpretation of the marks. The round circles left on the body after the treatment are not bruises caused by cupping. These marks or discolorations occur when the process has drawn pathologic factors to the skin’s surface. To call these marks “bruises” is incorrect because this indicates a result from a traumatic procedure. Bruises are due to some sort of trauma and they are tender to touch. Marks left after cupping are not sensitive when being touched as a rule of thumb.
These marks rapidly fade away to nothing. Usually there is a noticeable change within 24 hours of the treatment and marks if any will disappear within a few days.
A treatment is £35.00 and last 1 hour
This will includes a light massage of the area treated.
Fire cupping is subject to a consultation prior to treatment.
PLEASE HAVE A LIGHT MEAL BEFORE A TREATMENT
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