Here at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of treatments that will help you enjoy the health and wellness that you deserve. One such therapy that has been growing in popularity in recent years is Asian cupping therapy. This treatment can be used for multiple complaints, including pain, inflammation, or poor circulation. It is also used as a form of deep tissue massage that helps promote relaxation. In this article, our team at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa will go over how Asian cupping therapy works, as well as what you can expect from your cupping therapy appointment.
Asian cupping therapy is a traditional folk medicine practice that uses cups to create suction on your skin. These cups can be made of glass, bamboo, clay, or even silicone. Ancient practitioners of cupping therapy created the suction by first placing a flammable substance such as paper or alcohol into the cup and igniting it. As the fire went out, the therapist placed the cup upside down against the skin. The cooling of the air creates a vacuum that causes the skin to rise and the blood vessels to expand. Modern Asian cupping therapy practices use a rubber hose and pump, rather than fire, to create the suction, and some also use silicone cups that can be moved over the skin for a massage-like effect.
If you are interested in trying Asian cupping therapy, or want more information about this traditional remedy, contact our team at Qi Massage & Natural Healing Spa.