What do your hips, plantar surface of your feet, and the base of your skull have in common? A single piece of connective tissue travels through all three regions of your body! Your body is a dynamic organism comprised of tensile structures—fascia–that uniquely act and react to keep your body in balance and sustain life.
Cupping has the potential to ameliorate pain and tension causing system-wide musculoskeletal and myofascial imbalances. Glass cups are placed, with suction, into regions of the body to draw in fresh oxygenated blood and energy (Qi). Qi and blood are invigorated at the site while the tissue detoxifies. The reasons people love cupping aren’t limited to pain or musculoskeletal conditions. Cupping may shorten the duration of a cold or flu, support immunity, quell inflammation, reduce stress, improve the appearance of the skin, and clear out cellular debris.
Hydrate well the day of your cupping session! Cupping is a great modality for pregnant women and gentle enough for children. Please let the clinic know if you are pregnant or would like to book a session for a minor.
Cost: $85, This session can also be added to an Initial, Follow up, or scheduled on it’s own.
If you are not sure what to do, contact Marny for a free initial phone consultation. Contact her at (415) 730-6750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupping may positively impact:
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal tunnel
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder tension
- Sports injury
- Common cold/flu/bacterial infections/viruses
Cupping / Myofascial
A myofascial release is the natural effect as the connective tissue is lengthened and adhesions within the fascia are smoothed out. Most people who start receiving cupping do not want to stop because the positive bodily effects run far and wide..
Because the natural effect of cupping can cause detoxify the body, sensitive patients should understand some potential side effects. Occasional nausea, fatigue, and light headedness may result from acupuncture and cupping. If you’ve never had cupping and are not sure how you’ll respond, please plan ahead and schedule your treatment during a time of day where you can relax, hydrate, and let your body process the treatment afterwards. Showering, light exercise, and returning to work are not ill-advised but be aware that you may want to rest and not do too much of anything after your session.
Please come prepared for cupping having eaten but not stuffed. Abstain from wearing any perfume or fragrances to the clinic. No special clothing is required though we do suggest you wear undergarments.