Here is an affordable way for you to enjoy the myriad benefits of cupping. As an add-on to your acupuncture session, your practitioner applies cups to the relevant muscle groups and leaves them on in “suction mode” as you rest. Read on for benefits, rates and more.
We use cupping as an effective way to:
improve blood circulation,
activate the lymphatic system,
calm the nervous system.
While cupping can be used all over the body, it is best known as an effective therapy for neck, shoulder and back pain (and cups are typically applied to the back). Many do not know that cupping can also be useful for:
treating respiratory conditions like asthma,
clearing chest congestion associated with colds and flus,
enhancing the immune system,
calming stress and anxiety.
Stationary cupping enhances the effects of an acupuncture treatment, improves circulation, and remove blockages. It can create positive effects in many body tissues including the skin, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and lymph.
The cupping part of the session involves cups placed on the skin (usually the back) and the creation of a vacuum. The vacuum causes suction which creates positive pressure on the skin, pulling it up into the cup and generating deep muscle relaxation. Our clients here in Washington DC really enjoy the feeling!