Cupping Massage: What to Expect

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Cupping therapy is a medical practice with a rich history that has helped many users worldwide improve their health and well-being. The process involves placing cups made of glass or silicone on the skin strategically and applying light suction to encourage the body to expel toxins. 

But what exactly should you expect when you go in for your first cupping treatment?

How Does Cupping Therapy Work?

This treatment is all about giving your lymphatic system better access to affected areas of your body to clear toxins more effectively. By placing the suction cups on strategic points on the body, the therapist allows the skin to lift into the cups so that blood and lymph can easily flow into the area to do their job. 

What Does a Cupping Massage Feel Like?

This treatment should never be painful. Most practitioners describe the sensation as a gentle pressure that subsides soon after the therapist stops applying suction. Your therapist should check in with you to ensure your comfort throughout the process. 

Should You Be Concerned About Red Marks?

After treatment, it’s normal to have red marks left on the skin where the cups were in place. These are not bruises, and they typically go away in a couple of days. This is simply the result of blood flowing into the affected areas and should cause no pain. 

What to Do After Your Cupping Massage

The most important thing you can do for yourself after your treatment is to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, but your therapist should give you more specific details for aftercare procedures. 

Unlock the Unique Benefits of Cupping Therapy Today

If you’ve been experiencing poor digestion, muscle pain, edema, and more, a cupping massage could be the perfect solution for you. 

Find a provider near you and make an appointment for your first treatment, and you’ll be on your way to having an improved physical state in no time. 

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I went to Naturally Zuri Massage for a cupping session. I walked away with such an experience. She checked in with me to make sure that pressure of the cups was bareable but effective. I’ve had cupping done on me before but she had a different flow and energy to it. I will admit the pain that I had before going to her had reduced and didn’t flare up for about a week.
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