From the school of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the sibling technique to Gua Sha, the process of cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing and relieve tension. Originally used to dredge toxic blood from the body and to pull snake venom from bites, today it is equally effective at helping to relieve a myriad of ailments.
Cupping Therapy softens tight muscles, tones attachments, loosens adhesions and lifts connective tissue by creating suction and negative pressure. Intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that TMC practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation, the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Stretching tight fascia and muscles it promotes new blood in the tissue and causes anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body helping to reduce inflammation.
For this cupping is often used to treat ailments that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as those that trigger muscle and joint pain. It can help to move toxins out, break up scar tissue and relieve tendonitis. Feel a cold coming on? Cupping is also know to boost immunity.
£30 for 30min Session
£50 for 60min Session
In short sessions of 15min to 30min, using special plastic cups and a manual pump, the cups are applied to areas of the body. As the cups are left stagnant blood or Chi is pulled up to the surface and depending on the severity of the tension markings can look like purple'ish bruising. The markings begin fading shortly after the session however they may last anywhere from 2-7 days, 4 being most common.