What Is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy, following a few thousand years of use, development, and perfection, has been increasingly accepted by a variety of cultures and people. Cupping therapy is a non-invasive myofascial release type massage, effective against general malaise symptoms, such as chronic headaches, dizziness, mental or physical weariness/exhaustion, stiff shoulders, fatigue, etc.
At NHRC, Cupping therapy is provided by a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, who combines the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
Cupping therapy stimulates the sensory nerves of the skin. Treatment on the back is mainly directed to the central line (spinal nerves and parasympathetic nerves) and the sympathetic nerves beside it.
The stimulation of these may have a positive influence on the autonomic nervous system and also on various organs under its control. Cupping therapy is often combined with other therapeutic modalities (nutrition/lifestyle counseling, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, acupuncture treatments, muscle release therapy, remedial exercise, trigger point therapy, athletic therapies, dry needling, rehabilitation, therapeutic massage therapy sessions such as Deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, hot stone therapy, etc.) to provide optimal outcomes and deep relaxation.
What To Expect At Your First Treatment?
Your first visit will be an opportunity to meet our staff and discuss what you would like from your experience. You can expect:
- A warm greeting upon arrival
- An initial consultation where we’ll go over your medical history and any questions or concerns that you might have about your body
- The option to book online if desired
- A thorough examination by one of our licensed Massage Therapists
- A relaxing environment conducive to relaxation and healing
- Anxiety & Stress management
- Neuralgias [Nerve Pain]
- Golfers and tennis elbow
- Achilles tendonitis (tendonosis)
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
Myofascial Cupping Can Help With A Wide Range Of Ailments Such As:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Muscle pain
- Types of Chronic pain
- Other types of acute pain
- Muscle injuries (strains, spasms etc)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Connective tissue problems
- Scar tissue formation
- Poor Circulation
- Tension headaches
Does Cupping Remove Toxins?
No! Toxins are not removed from your body during cupping treatments. The only thing that happens is that blood circulation increases in certain areas of the body which allows more oxygenated blood into those tissues. This increased circulation helps flush out waste products and toxins.
Is There Any Risk Involved?
There is no known risk associated with cupping therapy. However, if you experience discomfort while being treated, please let us know so we can help make sure you’re comfortable.
Does Insurance Cover Cupping Therapy?
Cupping Therapy is covered by most health insurance plans. The cost varies depending on your treatment plans and what services are included in it. Please contact us for more information about our plans or to make an appointment with one of our therapists.
How Long Do I Need To Stay For A Myofascial Cupping Treatment?
The length of each session depends on how much energy has been released during the previous sessions. We recommend staying between 30-60 mins per session. If you’re unsure whether this amount of time is right for you please call us so we can discuss options.
What Do Dark Cupping Marks Mean?
Dark spots are caused by blood that was drawn into the area during the procedure. These will disappear within 24 hours after the session. If you experience any discomfort at all, please contact us immediately so we can help!
Who Benefits From Cupping Therapy?
Anyone suffering from any type of musculoskeletal problem will benefit greatly from cupping therapy.
Benefits Of Cupping Therapy at NHRC
2. Improves circulation
3. Relieves stiffness and soreness
4. Helps reduce inflammation
5. Promotes relaxation
6. Increases lymphatic drainage
7. Reduces swelling
8. Alleviates anxiety and depression
9. Provides relief from migraines
10. Can be used before exerciseIs safe during pregnancy
11. May help prevent injury
12. Has no known side effects
13. Enhance healing process
14. Its a type of body detox
How Long Will Cupping Take To Work?
The length of time it takes depends upon how deep you go with your treatment. It may feel like nothing at all but if you have been working hard over a period of weeks or months, this type of therapy could really benefit you. You should expect some discomfort during the first few treatments however after that, most people find they get better faster than expected. If you do not see any improvement within 4-6 cupping therapy treatments, please contact us so we can discuss other options available.