Cupping therapy is another massage technique that has been derided because its basis is not backed up by hard scientific facts.Cupping therapy can actually be traced back to 3000 BC. Since then, it has been used as the official method for short-term pain relief and increased exercise and blood flow.
In general, cupping therapy works like this:
1)Masseur finds a tight or sore spot on the body
2)Cupping Cups are drawn to the skin and pressure is applied to the spot
3)Pressure is applied to the spot while the blood is flowing
4)Depending on the size of the cup and the severity of the pain caused by the muscle, the cup may remain in the body for several minutes
5)The doctor will encourage the patient to further increase blood flow to the affected area through a series of movements Area cups may be removed
Dry Cupping → Dry cupping is the most common and generally focuses on creating small pressure areas under the skin. The cup is usually hung on the softer skin. This creates a better seal around the cup and increases overall pressure. Cups 1 to 3 inches in diameter are used.
Fire Cupping → Fire cupping is done by substituting glass cups for plastic cups, dipping a cotton ball in near-pure alcohol, lighting it, and quickly inserting it into the cup and body. The glass mug heats up and cools down quickly so it stays in place. The cup can also be slid over the skin in a practice called “moving cupping,” but only if massage oil is applied. pull out and secure everything with suction cups. Very popular in Islamic culture.
Although cupping is considered pseudoscience and claimed to have no health benefits, some people believe in cupping because of its short-term health benefits. Not definitive yet.
A cupping session usually lasts up to 1 hour and can be done for most people.
Cupping therapy is a good option for short-term pain relief and muscle tension.
Cupping is preferred over soft tissue in patients with more generalized pain.