Cupping – the opposite of massage.
We explain cupping as the opposite of massage. Where with massage you are utilizing pressure to break up scar tissue, adhesions, or knots – cupping creates a suction to break up adhesion, old scar tissue, or knots. In that process it brings the stagnant blood to the surface of the skin allowing new blood to come to the tissue and begin healing the area.
In addition to cupping being used to break up scar tissue and reduce muscle tightness, it may also treat various lung issues such as bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia or asthma. It can even be used at the onset of the common cold to speed recovery.
At Fort Collins Family Acupuncture we also utilize a modern, hand suction set of cups. They are lightweight, thin walled, and sturdy glass cups that offer a comfortable feeling on the skin.
Cupping can leave a mark or bruised looking area for several days up to a week. Please let us know if you are going to a special event such as a wedding where you don’t want marks showing.
We do offer cupping-only appointments.