Cupping is used effectively in conjunction with massage therapy. There are different forms of cupping treatment. The most common is dry & wet cupping. Our therapist provide these treatments at Unique Sports Massage. Cupping may be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to the ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.
When we talk of cupping, there are two categories of cupping therapy which varies in their treatment methods and the goals of the practitioner.
Dry cupping involves no blood extraction and wet cupping (Hijama) is defined by the extraction of blood in the treatment.
Understanding the different types will help a person determine which kind of cupping therapy to ask for when booking treatment
Cups are usually made of plastic, and they are removed through suction. The therapist applies cups on the skin’s surface with the use of a pump to create a vacuum which lifts the soft tissue and creates an upwards stretch within the muscle and associated fascia.
This technique draws the blood and fluid away from any inflamed areas, increasing blood flow and induces a reduction in muscle tension and associated pain. Static cups can be moved around in sliding or circular movements for a massage-like effect. This differs from other types of cupping therapy because cups placed on the skin can be moved.
Dry cupping Benefits
Increase in circulation to the muscle, fascia and skin, which increases oxygenation.
Increases the removal of chemical irritants within muscle and fascia and the removal of stagnant blood.
Increase the removal of oedema after injury.
Produces a stretch reflex in fascia and connective tissue, which increases mobility at the joints.
Your therapist will create a mild suction by leaving a cup in place for about three minutes. The therapist then removes the cup and uses a small scalpel to make light tiny cuts on your skin then a second suction to draw out a small quantity of blood.
Wet cupping (Hijama) treatments can be performed on five Sunnah points or to relieve common conditions such as:
Muscle and joint pain.
Wet cupping (Hijama) Benefits
Boosts the circulatory and immune systems
Cleanses and detoxifies the body
Treats illness and relaxes the patient
Treating many muscular pains, skeletal, neurological, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary issues.
“I found my first experience of a sports massage of great benefit to me. I had a few persistent problems and these were addressed during the session. I felt that it was so beneficial that i have booked a follow up session.”