Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum, lifting the skin up into the cup, decompressing the layers of the epidermis and the underlying soft tissues. At our Stratford Clinic, our Registered Massage Therapists and Chiropractor implement and gently glide the cup over the skin. Most commonly treated areas are the large muscles around the shoulders, chest, back, gluteals and the legs.
Cupping can be beneficial for the following:
A little discomfort may be expected as well as redness in the areas that have been treated.
If you are interested in incorporating this type of therapy into your treatment, be sure to ask our Registered Massage Therapists and Chiropractor.