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Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. It helps removing harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing as well.

After the massage cupping therapy, the site may be covered with an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. The skin’s appearance generally returns to normal within 10 days (See Waiver).

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Side Effects of Cupping Therapy

Cupping is considered to be relatively safe, especially when performed by trained health professionals. Potential side effects include:

    • Mild discomfort
    • Burns
    • Bruises
    • Skin infection

 

FOR THE ABOVE REASONS, Clients electing to add Cupping to their therapy must sign the attached Waiver.

Cupping therapy should be avoided by the following groups:

      • Pregnant and menstruating women
      • People with metastatic Cancer (cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another)
      • People with bone fractures or muscle spasms
      • Deep vein Thrombosis
      • An ulcer

 

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