The basic idea behind cupping therapy is to place cups on the clients skin to create a vacuum, so the blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.
Dry Cupping uses special cups and a suction pump on certain pressure points and meridians on the body. The flesh is sucked into the cup using negative pressure to promote the blood flow. Dry cupping increases the blood circulation targeting the affected areas which helps deliver oxygenated blood helping to relieve pain and tension in the body. This can leave round red to purple marks at the site. The round marks similar to large ‘hickies’ where the cups are applied is normal. These round marks usually disappear within 3 days to 1 week depending on the healing process. The marks typically range from bright red to a deep purple. Darker colouring means that there is a high level of toxins and stagnation in the section of the body. In this case, we recommend Hijama Wet Cupping to be incorporated with your treatment.
Dry Cupping helps treat:
- Back and neck pains
- Stiff muscles
- Loosen muscles
- Encourage blood flow
- High blood pressure
- Reduces pain and inflammation