Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that has been practiced for thousands of years to promote blood circulation, help activate the lymphatic system, repair tissue damage and relieve muscle pain.
Cupping has numerous benefits, and can help to:
- Decrease muscle soreness
- Promote relaxation
- Alleviate trigger points
- Improve range of motion
- Break up fascial adhesions
At Foundations, we offer dry cupping, (although there are many forms that exist), which is easily incorporated into a massage treatment.
How Cupping Works
Our massage therapist will apply a cup to the skin, and by using a manual pump, the skin is suctioned inside the cup. Once on the skin, the cups can stay in place or the therapist can glide them across the skin.