CUPPING

 Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
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BENEFITS OF CUPPING

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1. Helps reduce pain
2. Promotes relaxation
3. Boosts skin health
4. Helps treat respiratory issues and colds
5. Improves digestion

METHOD

At Spring Wellness, we do dry cupping. This cupping procedure involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. The cups are in different sizes.  range from 1 to 3 inches (25 to 76 mm) across the opening. We have both plastic and glass cup. The low air pressure required may be created by heating the cup or the air inside it with an open flame, then placing it against the skin. As the air inside the cup cools, it contracts and draws the skin slightly inward. When using plastic cup, vacuum is created with a mechanical suction pump acting through a valve located at the top of the cup. The therapist may use 1-7 cups during each session. 
Skin markings are common after the cups are removed, varying from simple red rings that disappear relatively quickly, to discolourisation from bruising. Usually treatments are not painful.
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