Cupping for Self-Care
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is a soft tissue mobilization technique that focuses on a lift of the soft tissue, also known as a negative pressure or decompression. This negative pressure helps us to release and separate the sub-dermal, fascial, and musculature layers allowing for a variety of great benefits.
What are the benefits of cupping therapy for you?
Cupping has a wide variety of benefits that increase the efficiency of the body. These include but are not limited to:
Lifting connective tissue.
Release rigid tissue such as adhesions and scar tissue.
Flushing capillary beds and draining excess fluids.
Deeply engage the parasympathetic nervous system.
Bring blood to stagnant skin and muscles.
Activate the secretion of synovial fluids to release stiff joints.
Increase space for muscles to move.
What can I expect from this 4 hr cupping course?
During this 4 hour seminar we will cover all the basics of cupping including: How cupping works, the history of cupping, the different styles of cups and how to use them, benefits, contraindications, sites of caution, and the marks.
We will also spend time working on every area of the body with a variety of cupping tools. This means you'll receive lots of body work during your seminar leaving you feeling relaxed and like you've received your own soft tissue session.
What are the cupping marks?
The cupping marks are sticky fluids trapped in the tissue. This can often be caused by trauma or poor circulation to that tissue preventing blood, lymph and toxins from draining. Over time this stagnant tissue can begin to discolor. When we use cupping in these areas it can bring that stagnation to the surface leaving marks.
When this stagnation comes to the surface some of these sticky fluids will be picked up by the lymphatic system and drain out and some will sink back down to the deeper layers. This means through multiple sessions you will see people mark less and less.
Thank you for a great class today!
Last night I tripped down my stairs and strained my right peroneal tendons on top of my foot. Was swollen and hurt to walk today but was still able to come to class.
When I got home today and stepped out of my car, I notice my foot barely hurt anymore. I looked down and the swelling was almost gone. I'm kind of glad I hurt myself last night because I just learned first hand how effective the cupping was on my lower leg, I believe it sucked the swelling right out of my foot.
I'm excited to have cupping in my self-care toolbox! Thanks again!