Cupping therapy has been used by health practitioners for thousands of years. But until the invention of modern materials, these cups were always made of glass, a fragile, inflexible material. Glass was difficult to use because to create the suction needed for therapeutic effects, practitioners needed to light small fires inside the cups, then quickly place them on the body. The cooling of the air inside the cups resulted in the suction.
Now, after thousands of years of rigid cups, advanced materials have allowed us to create flexible silicone cups with extraordinary advantages. They're virtually unbreakable, portable and pliable. Most importantly, you can easily control the degree of suction by simply squeezing the cups more firmly or gently, depending on your preference.
This materials breakthrough combines modern science with an ancient healing art, bringing you the best of both worlds.
Unlike accupressure or massage therapy, which compresses muscles and tissues, cupping therapy decompresses by gently pulling tissues outward. This creates space, boosts circulation, tones skin and tissues, and helps move lymph. Plus, it feels fantastic. People receiving cupping therapy often comment that it feels like they just received a deep tissue massage.
Believe it or not, in traditional Chinese medicine, cupping was frequently used to relieve respiratory congestion by using cups across the chest. Almost anywhere on the body, cupping can be used to boost circulation, enhance tissue flexibility and move fluids that might otherwise be stagnant.
Cupping can be done statically, keeping the cups in one place, or dynamically by using a body oil combined with gentle movement. We recommend Oxygen-Infused Body Oil, also available at the Natural News Store. After apply the cup and activating the level of suction that's right for you, gently move the cup along the length of your arm, leg, spine or other area of your body, making sure to maintain the air-tight seal of the cup. This action is delivering a deep massage to your tissues, creating gentle movement that can reach up to four inches inside your tissues. It leaves your skin and muscles feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, and the enhanced circulation brings new blood and nourishment to the tissues.
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