You can now use your massage therapy and chiropractic benefits for cuppingtreatments at Vibrant Healing. Cupping treatments originated in China andwere brought into western medicine in 1930. Modern cupping methods userubber, silicone, plastic and glass cups with mechanical suction.Treatments can be incorporated into a massage and can be done as standalone massage or chiropractic treatment. Treatments are done by suctioning cups into the skins surfaceat the treatment area. These cups can then be left in place for up to 30minutes or moved around the skin depending on the condition being treated.Once the treatment is completed there is often discolouration calledecchymosis left on the treatment area which looks like but is notbruising. This discolouration may disappear in a few hours or can take oneto two weeks to clear up. Cupping has the ability to treat deeper tissues,remove fascial restrictions, increases the blood supply to tissues andincrease range of motion of joints. Some of the conditions which can betreated effectively with cupping include; TMJ, tendonitis tendinosis,tenosynovitis, IT band tightness, patellogemoral syndrome, frozenshoulder, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, plantar fasciitis,compartmental syndrome, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, sprains,strains and osteoarthritis.