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Cupping therapy was developed in ancient China to increase energy flow and circulation. Traditionally used to remove blockages and disease from an area cupping can stimulate repair and healing and improves blood and energy flow.
Using plastic cups and suction the tissue is raised and either left on a single area for specific treatment or moved along the skin to increase circulation to a general area.
The redness is caused by an increase of blood flow to the area and can feel like a small pinch initially but after about 30 seconds the sensation decreases as the connective tissue begins to release. Your therapist will communicate with you to ensure there is minimal discomfort while providing effective treatment.
Cupping may leave the skin red or purple after the treatment, this due to the damage to small blood vessels under the skin. This damage is what promotes healthy tissue healing and repair and increased movement to the area.
The duration of which the marks last can vary greatly depending on treatment and the individual. Lighter treatments can have marks disappearing by the end of the day or week. Deep cupping treatment and deep toxin release can result in cupping marks lasting up to 3-4 weeks.
The colour and duration of cupping marks can vary depending on client diet, water intake and general health as well as circulation and natural healing process.
*Please communicate with your therapist if you are concerned with marks.*