Massage cupping therapy uses techniques based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy. It is a great way to help the body release and get rid of toxins that tend to build up. Cupping is also wonderful for stimulating blood flow to facilitate healing. All sessions include a massage warm up to the area being treated as well as a massage to flush out following the cupping treatment.
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Please read the Cupping Contraindications before scheduling!
15 Minute Session (add on) - $20
This session is a great way to try cupping. During this session one area will be focused on.
(Example: shoulder, lower back, hip, etc.) It is great for specific issues such as an injury or a particular stubborn knot.
30 Minute Session - $50
This session focuses on one section of thr body. (Example: Back, Back of the legs, Front of the legs, etc.) This is a wonderful option for beginners.
1 Hour Session - $85
This session covers two sections to the body.
1 1/2 Hour Session - $115
This is a full body cupping session that covers all main sections of the body.
FAQ’s about Cupping Therapy (Cupping)
1). Where does Cupping originate from?
Cupping is an ancient method of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced as early as 3000 BC. Cupping originated in the Western world and has made its way in traditional Eastern medicine in the modern world.
2). What exactly is Cupping therapy?
Cupping is a wonderful healing technique that has found its place in the modern world of natural medicine. Cupping uses a series of individual, plastic bell-shaped cups ranging in size from 1 to 3 inches across the opening. The cups are placed over the areas of soft tissue to be treated and using a mechanical suction pump air is squeezed from the cup creating negative pressure similar to a vacuum effect over the skin. The cups are usually left in place for five to fifteen minutes and then removed.
3).What are the benefits of Cupping?
Cupping is a great way to rid the body of stagnant blood and lymph by improving and increasing energy (chi) flow throughout the body. Cupping is used by many athletes to rid the body of lactic acid buildup to promote faster recovery. Cupping relaxes the muscles and allow the muscles to move more freely and easily. The therapy keeps the fascia (the thin layer of knitted connective tissue covering the surface of muscle) lubricated and well-oiled. This helps to loosen and prevent scar tissue adhesions, muscle knots, and frozen, stiff muscles.
****Other Benefits include: Relax tight muscles and tone muscle attachment sites, lift connective tissue bringing hydration and blood flow to tissue, drain excess fluids and toxins from the body by opening lymphatic pathways, stimulates the skin by increasing blood flow promoting a smooth, healthy glow, and eliminates debris buildup in tissues, organs, and systems.
4).How will I feel after my Cupping session?
Your body will feel invigorated, but at the same time relaxed through the profound level of healing induced by nervous system sedation. We encourage clients to rise slowly after treatment and drink plenty of water to increase the body cleansing process. You may experience delay muscle soreness for the first 24-48hours in the treated areas, this will subside as lactic acid is flushed from the body.
5). What will the area of skin treated look like after my session?
Depending on the condition of the area treated, skin marking is common after the cups are removed. The discoloration may appear as a simple red ring that disappears quickly, but could be noticeable up to 2 weeks. The discoloration you may notice is not a bruise, but toxins and blood coming to the surface to facilitate healing of the area. The more you receive cupping on a specific area, the less redness will occur and healthier the area becomes.
6). How is Cupping different from traditional deep tissue massage?
Cupping therapy is very versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of specific treatment options, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. Traditional massage therapy uses positive pressure (pressing down on the surface of muscle, softening fascial restrictions), whereas cupping uses negative pressure (lifting and separating individual layers of muscle and fascia apart) to allow more fluid to move throughout the areas keeping them more mobile.
7). How often should I receive cupping?
To promote faster recovery for a specified area,we recommend beginning with twice a week therapy to rid the muscles of lactic acid. Your therapist will make recommendations for your specific needs depending on your goals and expectations.
8). What areas of the body are traditionally treated with cupping?
Cupping is used on the upper and lower back, neck, shoulders, hip, front and back of legs, etc. The therapy is great for specific issues such as an injury or a particular stubborn knot. Please read contraindications to areas not to be treated.
9). Is cupping painful?
Thanks to the nature of negative pressure therapy, the work is deep without being painful, although occasionally may be uncomfortable. Remember to always check in with your therapist to make sure the therapy is within your personal comfort level. At Between Heaven and Earth Therapeutic Day Spa we ensure clients safety and promote health and wellness. All of our massage therapist are licensed by the State of North Carolina and your cupping session is only performed by a licensed massage therapist with advanced training and certification in Cupping Therapy.
*Please read contraindications to receiving cupping and feel free to ask any questions you may have.