Dry Cupping Therapy
Dry cupping therapy is an ancient form alternative therapy. This therapy technique dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle East cultures. In dry cupping therapy the therapists at ZB hospital apply glass or silicone cups to the skin for a few minutes to create a suction. This dry cupping therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- Tension and pain of muscles
- Reduced joint movement
- Headaches and migraines
- Back pain
Cupping Therapy Forms
There are two common forms of cupping therapy 1. Dry cupping and 2. Wet cupping. In wet cupping cups are split on the skin for the suction of blood. While in the dry cupping therapy, the cups are placed on different area of skin for the formation of vacuum which lifts which lifts the soft tissue and creates an upward stretch within the tension and associated fascia. This vacuums in dry cupping therapy lift helps to increase in blood flow and induces a stretch effect, which results in a reduction in muscles tension and associated pain.
During the dry cupping therapy, cups can either be lift in static position or moved to help or provide a deep tissue massage like effect. Both the static movement of dry cupping therapy compliment other techniques of therapy such as Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Dry needle insertion and Acupuncture Dry cupping therapy works properly in conjunction with traditional sports and deep tissue massage, as the lifting effect provided from the cupping cups works synergistic ally with the downward pressure application od manual massage.
Our Therapist Point Of View
According to our doctors dry cupping therapy within a massage treatment, can reduce the pressure placed on their hands and wrists and can help the therapist to utilize their time more efficiently during a treatment of diseases. For instance, cups are often used in one area to pre-reduce muscles tensions and increase blood flow in them. A second area is being treated with a manual massage techniques. The cups in dry cupping therapy can then be removed or placed in a different area, are manual techniques can then be applied to the pre-cupped region.
Dry Cupping Therapy Works
The vacuum technique of the cup pulls blood into an area. This leads to the effected tissue becoming saturated with and changed with fresh blood. This saturation is mostly leaves a circular mark, which is consistent with hicky mark. This is mostly disappears after a day or so and happens to lesser extent on subsequent treatments. Neovasularisation, occurs in response to blood being draw into the tissues. This new blood vessels formation increase in nutrient and oxygen content within the localized area.