Cupping is a massage modality that finds its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice uses glass or silicone cups to create a vacuum seal on areas of the body.
Some clients who received cupping sessions found that it relieved chronic pain and helped improve range of motion to injured areas. The clients who experienced this pain relief reported that the effects lasted longer than the pain relief associated with other massage modalities.
Cupping is an effective way to reduce the muscle stiffness associated with Fribromyalgia. Cupping loosens the muscles and brings an influx of blood to the area and softens the underlying muscle tissues, leading to increased flexibility and a better sense of mobility.
Cupping can be incredibly relaxing. The work is performed in soothing setting and the therapists touch is very light. The therapist might move the cups around the body, mirroring the strokes that you would receive during a standard relaxation massage. While the goal of the session is to target different areas of the body, a cupping treatment can improve your general sense of relaxation.