At Camille Baughman and Associates, we are pleased to offer cupping therapy to our clients. This blog post will offer a brief explanation of what you can expect with this modality.
What is cupping therapy?
Cupping therapy is a releasing technique where the suction pulls stagnant/stuck blood and fluid from the tissue and brings it to the surface to put it back into the bloodstream for processing. This allows new oxygenated blood to flow into the area and bring nutrients to heal. It works up to four inches below the skin surface.
Some of the benefits of cupping therapy:
*the information in this blog post is sourced from a professional cupping class offered by Dr. Aaron Mittica, L.Ac, Dipl.
On a personal note, I’ve used the cupping therapy to help release my own tight muscles that were causing numbness in my ring and pinky finger at night while I was sleeping. This indicated that my ulnar nerve was impinged and by applying cups to the undersides of my forearm, upper arm and shoulder along the ulnar nerve route, the nerve impingement was released and the numbness ceased.
For further information about cupping, check out the following youtube video by Dr. Josh Axe:
We also provide additional post cupping guidelines and information for our clients who receive cupping during their session with us.
Bethany Cincotta, LMT and Trager® Practitioner