Does cupping therapy hurt? When people start having cupping therapy sessions, that’s one of the biggest questions they have. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, one of the most popular therapies we offer is cupping therapy. Over the years, Aruna has helped many people feel better from a chronic condition with the help of cupping therapy. If you’re dealing with chronic pain or a chronic condition and want to avoid prescription drugs, cupping therapy may help you feel better.

What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient therapy that suctions your skin into cups, hence the name. As your skin is suctioned into the cups, it creates negative pressure, which starts to promote healing. Many people consider cupping therapy to be relaxing, so it can help reduce stress and anxiety feelings. In addition to helping with reduced stress and anxiety feelings, it also reduces pain, especially for people with back pain, like sciatica. It can also reduce headaches and migraines and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

What is Cupping Used for?

There’s many different uses for cupping therapy, which means a variety of conditions can be helped by cupping therapy. Whether you’re looking for general pain relief or have a specific condition causing you pain, cupping therapy may help you feel better.

Cupping therapy helps with:

  • Arthritis pain relief
  • Back pain relief
  • Improvement in breathing, especially for people who have asthma
  • Headache and migraine pain relief
  • Improvement in high blood pressure

Cupping therapy can also help prevent injuries in the future. It’s known to improve range of motion and flexibility. So if you participate in sports, cupping therapy can help improve your performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

One of the biggest benefits of cupping therapy is a reduction in pain. If you’ve experienced pain from a number of conditions, especially the ones listed above, cupping therapy can help you feel better in a natural setting. But it does more than provide pain relief. It can also help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce wrinkles. If you’re looking for a natural therapy that can help you relax, reduce pain, and improve your skin’s appearance, cupping therapy can help.

How Long Do the Bruises Last?

The biggest thing people notice following their cupping therapy appointments are bruises from your skin being suctioned into the cups. The bruises shouldn’t cause you any pain, but you may feel a little sore for a day following your appointment. As for the bruises, they may stay visible for a few days or a week before fading entirely.

Does cupping therapy hurt? Not if Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage is the person who does your cupping session. While you may have bruises for a few days following your session, it should never be painful. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, there’s a number of different ways we can help you manage your pain in a natural setting, including with the help of cupping therapy. Interested in learning more about cupping therapy or scheduling a cupping therapy appointment of your own? Contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage.