Cupping is highly beneficial for everyone.
It involves placing glass on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. Toxins often accumulate in the connective tissues creating blockages and impeding blood and fluid circulation.
Usually applied on a patient’s back, the strong suction action of cupping stimulates blood and lymphatic fluid to flow near the skin’s surface and to key areas of the body for easy and direct release of toxins. Cupping also serves to relieve tension and restore circulation.
Who needs it?
Athletes (remember those spots Michael Phelps had on his body at the olympics?)
Individuals who need deep tissue and localized bodywork
How often should you get it?
The recommendation is to get a follow-up massage every 2 weeks.
After your massage:
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for 24 hours
Avoid overly strenuous exercise for 24 hours
As always, it’s important to allow your body time to rest and heal from within!