Cupping is a gentle and effective physical therapy in which cups are placed on the skin to create a kind of suction. The suction of cups mobilizes blood flow and promotes healing of a broad range of ailments. These cups are made of a variety of materials including glass, bamboo, plastic and earthenware. Cupping Therapy is primarily used for the treatment of pain, trigger points (or muscle knots), swelling and deep scar tissues in connective tissue and the muscles. It also restores function, flexibility and movement of the soft tissue that connects the body’s ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. With the soothing effects and healing impacts, cupping is now gaining traction in Melbourne. Hands on techniques are used at Alternative Myotherapy to assess and treat the connective tissue with the help of Cupping Therapy too.
Discovering health benefits of cupping in Melbourne
People in Melbourne are still unfamiliar with the effects of cupping. Cupping therapy dates back to the ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle East cultures. As per the Ebers Papyrus (one of the oldest medical textbook in the world), Egyptians are using the cupping therapy since 1,550 B.C.
According to recent Australian and Chinese researchers, cupping therapy is quite effective when combined with other medical treatments and physical therapies. It can be helpful in treating various ailments and conditions like:
- Cervical spondylitis
- Herpes zoster
- Facial paralysis
Apart from these, cupping has numerous other health benefits. It works wonders for patients with coughs, cold, flu, muscle and back pain, anxiety and stress, poor blood circulation, fevers, aches, allergies, red itchy skin conditions (although these cups are applied away from the inflamed areas), and numerous other pains. It also helps in removing the toxins from body and stimulating flow of fresh lymph, blood and Qi – particularly to the affected area and throughout the body. At Alternative Myotherapy, we use hands-on-experience to provide exceptional cupping benefits to you.
Cupping Therapy – the process
While looking for cupping therapy in Melbourne, you can find two major types of cupping therapies, namely “dry cupping” and “wet cupping”. The dry cupping process only includes suction and trails more towards ‘therapeutic and relaxation approach’. Whereas wet cupping is a combination of suction and controlled medicinal flow and follows the ‘curative-treatment approach’. During both types of processes, the cups create a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. Thus, you usually feel a tight sensation within the region of the cup. Often this sensation is soothing and relaxing.
Cupping Therapy at Alternative Myotherapy
You can consult Alternative Myotherapy to know if cupping is the possible cure to your ailments. We are Myotherapist based out of Melbourne and offer various therapies like Dry Needling, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Therapy, Muscular Therapy, and other myofacial therapies across Melbourne.