Are you experiencing pain? Whether your pain is coming from a chronic condition or from a short-term injury, you may be looking for a way to manage the pain in a holistic way. That’s where cupping therapy for pain relief comes into play. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we offer cupping therapy, which helps ease pain for both acute and chronic conditions. It can also be used for relaxation as well but is more commonly known for helping with pain relief. If you’re looking for effective, natural pain relief, cupping therapy can help.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy uses special types of cups to suction your skin up into the cups. This helps to create negative pressure, which releases rigid soft tissue, helping you feel better. It helps to increase the oxygen in your body and increase blood flow, which also works at helping you feel better.
We offer two main types of cupping therapy: wet cupping and dry cupping. When we do a wet cupping therapy session, we may make a small puncture to release a small amount of blood during the cupping session, whereas the dry cupping is the traditional cupping session.
How Does It Relieve Pain?
As mentioned above, during a cupping therapy session, your skin is suctioned into the cup and starts a negative pressure process. During the negative pressure process, it helps to relax any sore muscles, loosen your muscles, and improve range of motion over time. It also helps to increase blood flow and circulation. As blood flow and circulation improve, it helps to move any excess waste you may have in your body out of it. Depending on the cause of your pain, it can help reduce pain. Additionally, because cupping therapy helps to improve range of motion, it can reduce the chance of a recurring injury.
Does It Hurt?
Typically, cupping therapy should not cause any pain. However, you may feel sore following your session as a result, but you shouldn’t experience pain as a result of your cupping therapy session. The most obvious side effect you may notice following a cupping session are marks from the cups and the suctioning of your skin. They may be noticeable at first, but typically fade within a few days.
Does It Do More Than Relieve Pain?
Cupping therapy does a lot more than relieve pain. Cupping can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. If you have cupping therapy done on your face, it can help with facial rejuvenation. It can also help you relax, as the negative pressure process helps kickstart the parasympathetic nervous system in your body.
Looking to experience pain relief? At Therapeutic Medical Massage, our cupping therapy provides pain relief in a natural, holistic setting. If you’re looking for pain relief through holistic means, medical massage and cupping are great options. Our different medical massage offerings are perfect to help with healing. If you’re looking for different types of pain relief, contact Therapeutic Medical Massage today.