Cupping Therapy in Portland
"Massage Cupping", "Cupping Therapy", "Chinese Cupping", "Vacuum Cupping", "suction massage therapy" It goes by many different names. But what is it??
Cupping can be defined in many ways but simply put... cupping is negative pressure, rather than tissue compression. It is superior body work for pain, stubborn conditions, repetitive strains, inflammation, toxicity, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, scar tissue and a slough of other issues we confront through day to day life and as we grow older.
By creating suction and negative pressure, this amazing therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Myofascial release is immediate and correct application of cupping therapy addresses a myriad of debilitating and stubborn conditions. Restructuring of the myofascial bands are possible with cumulative treatments, and there is no form of lymphatic stimulation and drainage that even approaches the efficacy and speed that suction can achieve.
This remarkable therapy employs negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in the wide array of bodywork techniques. Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it's safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders. The value and efficacy of this therapy has been documented through several thousand years of historical, clinical and subjective research. Now, with the influence and growing popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other influential healing methodologies - Cupping has re-emerged in the Western Holistic Community as a subtle, remarkably effective healing therapy.
Cupping therapy is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is used to facilitate deep tissue release and aid in bringing about numerous healthful benefits to the body, such as:
How is the Cupping Massage Therapy Performed?
Cupping therapy a/k/a suction massage therapy is performed by applying ‘reverse pressure’ to the body, via glass, plastic or silicone suction cups that are generally placed or massaged along problem areas, and worked with in the direction of natural lymphatic flow.
Goals & Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Sedating the nervous system
Stretching muscle & connective tissues
Loosening adhesions & scar tissue
Nourishing blood supply to the skin
additional benefits of cupping therapy
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Advanced training received from the International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA)
Certification Program "Contemporary Cupping Methods"
Advanced Modules "Advanced Cupping Techniques"
Advanced Modules "Facial Rejuvenation"