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Cupping Therapy

The main benefits of cupping therapy include increased blood flow to the muscle, decompression of soft tissue layers, and a decrease in nervous system responses/pain. Studies have shown that in addition to improving perceptions of pain, cupping can have favorable effects on range of motion.

Your therapist might utilize a combination of Dynamic and Static Cupping, along with taking you through active range of motion to enhance your results.

DYNAMIC cupping – silicone cups are applied and suctioned to the area. The therapist then glides the cups along your skin using light, medium or strong pressure (based on your personal preference and comfort level). This approach feels massage-like, and is ideal for decompression of fascial and soft tissue layers to increase tissue glide, movement and circulation.

STATIC cupping - used to target specific areas of restriction, cups are placed strategically and left in place for up to 3 minutes. This technique pulls blood to the surface and can leave circular marks ranging from light red to dark purple. These are NOT bruises.

You will NEVER receive cupping in our office using a fire/heat method or “wet” (blood-letting) cupping.

For most clients, cupping is a safe complement to an existing treatment plan when provided by a properly trained and certified therapist. 

**Cupping is not recommended for those with eczema or other skin conditions, elderly with fragile skin, during pregnancy or over spider veins, varicose veins, or areas that are swollen.

At Cincy BodyWork you can choose either a stand-alone 30 minute cupping session, or you can request to  integrate cupping during your 60 or 90 minute Massage Therapy session with Isabelle (when you schedule your appointment, please be sure to mention that you'd like cupping as part of your massage). Isabelle is currently our only therapist certified in cupping, so you must schedule with her!

To schedule a 30 minute Cupping Session, OR to schedule a Massage Therapy session with integrated cupping, click below: 

How to Schedule Cupping

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