Increase circulation and restore blood flow
Cupping is traditionally used to increase circulation and restore blood flow in the muscle tissue, providing relief from muscle pains, strains, aches and the like. It helps release lactic acid stagnation that’s deep in the muscle layer and can be used in recovery post-injury.
Cupping Therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat many different aliments such as fever, vertigo, pain, respiratory disease, and to help accelerate the healing process in general.
At Synergy, plastic suction cups are typically used on the area. There is a decreased pressure on the cups suctioning the skin up into the cup. The patient will feel a tightness or pressure there. Intensity can be increased or decreased based on the patients’ tolerance level.
The cups stay on the skin for no more than 15 minutes and may leave a circular mark as a temporary keepsake. Although these marks may look like bruises, they are actually just the result of bringing up the stagnant blood and fluids to the surface of the body so that fresh, oxygenated blood can restore proper circulation below. The more stagnation there is, the darker the circles. These marks usually last from about 3 days up to a week.
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