Massage Cupping Bodywork is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue, bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and draining excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING:
Manual stimulus must start at the most superficial level. THE SKIN, which is the body’s largest organ, contains fluids, blood vessels, connective tissues, muscle and rich nerve supplies. Cells use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide. Normally the body gets rid of cell waste via the circulatory system. However, carbon dioxide and other cell wastes, like lactic acid, can become stagnant in the tissues.
In addition, food additives, carcinogens, pesticides, steroids, antibiotics, hormones, aluminum and nitrates can also become stagnant because the human biosystem was not designed to deal with these agents. When cell waste and toxins stagnate in muscles or joints, it’s difficult for the body to get rid of them and will cause PAIN and dysfunction. When the blood circulates properly, it will remove this build up and you are much healthier.
Cupping pulls stagnation out of the tissues and brings it to the skin level. The waste is sent to circulatory or lymphatic systems to be flushed out and fresh oxygenated blood is brought in.
Since Cupping uses negative pressure, contracted congested tissues will soften aching muscles, activating the secretion of synovial fluids to release joint stiffness in ways NOT possible using the pressure of traditional compression massage.