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Cupping (Hijama)

Cupping (Hijama)

While the popularity of suction cups has increased significantly in recent years, it is not a new practice. In fact, it was originally used by ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cultures. It is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is done by placing cups on the skin to create suction.

Today, it is used as a way to relieve pain, promote relaxation, improve blood flow, and relieve inflammation. To learn more about how suction cups can benefit you, make an appointment at PhysioWorks today.

I'm not so sure about the suction cups, does it really work?
While there are some apprehensions towards the suckers, there is real science behind this. Suction inside the cups creates negative pressure, which helps increase hydration and blood flow to body tissues, relieves adhesion,and removes excess fluids. It is a versatile treatment that can be modified for your condition, whether you need deep tissue massage or lymphatic drainage.
It is important to note that cupping is not a method of treatment to be performed on the skin with wounds, infections, burns, or active inflammation. Sometimes it can create bruises on the skin that can last up to two weeks. Bruises generally resolve over time and should not be a cause for concern.

Why should you choose suction cups?
 During the cupping process, the cups slide through different areas of the body to lift and separate the tissue. This works to improve the release of interfaces between neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Relax muscles, release trigger points, improve lymphatic flow, increase local circulation and release adhesion of scar tissue. Evidence supports cupping as an effective treatment method for various conditions, including chronic neck pain, low back pain.

There are three types of cupping techniques: 1) longitudinal 2) cross-fiber,3) circular. The most common form is longitudinal, where the cup slides longitudinally through the muscle fibers. Cross fiber is used when the tissue is believed to have scars. The circular is typically used at the end of the session, to ensure that all areas are covered.

It is no secret that suction cups are a common and popular practice among athletes. In fact, several athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games used suction cups. One running patient with more than a year of history of Iliotibial band (ITB) pain reported instant relief after a three-minute cupping session. The technique was repeated one week later. After just two cupping sessions, he had no symptoms and returned to his usual running routine.

What can I expect from a cupping session?
Cupping is a fairly complex process. Our massage therapist in Kent, WA will start by placing a flammable substance (such as alcohol or herbs) in the mug and setting it on fire. Once the fire subsides, the cup will be placed face down on your skin. As the air in the cup begins to cool, it creates a vacuum, causing the skin to rise and the blood vessels to expand.

In some more modern practice era , rubber pumps will be used instead of fire to create the vacuum, and silicone or glass cups are sometimes used to create a massage effect.

How can I add suction cups to my massage therapy sessions?
There are many benefits to suction cups. It is good for your skin, helps in lungs disease and even improve digestion. It is also used to increase the recovery time of  injuries and ailments,also to reduce symptoms.
Source :This info is taken from different websites on Internet


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