Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The Cups can be made of
- Glass – I use glass cupping where it is dunked in surgical spirit on a cotton ball and flamed into the glass to add suction to the skin.
- Silicone – I , also, use silicone cupping that is done with a manual pump.
Cupping is fairly safe, as long as you go to a trained health professional. But you could have these side effects in the area where the cups touch your skin:
- Mild discomfort
- Bruises -these may sound painful but it is usually the fact that internal toxins are pulled up to the skin’s surface.
- Skin infection
Is cupping safe?
A full consultation would be carried out like with other treatments.
At A Healing Touch it is £50 but this includes a 1 hour treatment as well as 15 Minutes with the cups on your body
If you have any questions about the treatment please get in touch.