Cupping Therapy

Details:

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative healthcare used by ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. It involves a therapist placing special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction and negative pressure. 


Benefits of Cupping:

  • Decreased fascial adhesions
  • Reduced pain
  • Diminished inflammation
  • Increased blood flow
  • Enhanced relaxation
  • Improved well-being


While cups are made from a variety of substances, and can involve heating with a flame, Nikole only utilizes room-temperature vacuum plastic cups in her practice. This is an additional element to massage that Nikole may recommend to increase the overall efficacy specific to the needs of individual patients. 


Please note: there is no additional cost if this element is added to your Massage Therapy session.


Did you know? One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.E.!

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