You can now use your massage therapy and chiropractic benefits for cupping treatments at Vibrant Healing. Cupping treatments originated in China and were brought into Western medicine in 1930. Modern cupping methods use rubber, silicone, plastic and glass cups with mechanical suction. Treatments can be incorporated into a massage and can be done as a standalone massage or chiropractic treatment. Treatments are done by suctioning cups into the surface of the skin at the treatment area.
These cups can then be left in place for up to 30 minutes or moved around the skin depending on the condition being treated. Once the treatment is completed there is often discolouration called ecchymosis left on the treatment area which looks like but is not bruising. This discolouration may disappear in a few hours or can take one to two weeks to clear up.
How it Helps
Cupping has the ability to treat deeper tissues, remove fascial restrictions, increases the blood supply to tissues and increase the range of motion of joints. Some of the conditions which can be treated effectively with cupping include; TMJ, tendonitis tendinosis, tenosynovitis, IT band tightness, patellofemoral syndrome, frozen shoulder, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, plantar fasciitis, compartmental syndrome, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, sprains, strains and osteoarthritis.
Have questions? Feel free to reach out to us to discuss at 705-722-HEAL (4325).