Myofascial decompression or 'Cupping' as we all know it, is a form of an ancient therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure within the cup is reduced with either a suction pump or heat to create a vacuum. This vacuum pulls the skin and superficial tissues inside the cup, helping to release muscular adhesions and allows localized pooling of oxygenated blood. The increase blood flow to the area will help draw out any toxins within the tissues, remove stagnated blood and activate the lymphatic system. Due to the increased circulation, cupping has a positive effect on deep tissue muscle repair.
Cupping offers both physical and mental benefits. Cupping can be used on many soft tissue injuries due to the encouragement of oxygen rich blood to the damaged tissues which promotes recovery.
Cupping also promotes positive mental stimulation. As the bodies, circulatory systems is enhanced and toxins are drawn out, the body will go into a healing and relaxation stage.
Cupping therapy can benefit:
Poor or sluggish circulation
Muscular aches and pains
Joint inflammation and pain
What types of cupping we offer:
Suction cupping and sports massage:
Our suction cupping and sports massage is a combination of both suction cupping and sports massage techniques which are used to break down muscular adhesions, improve range of movement, release muscular tension, improve recovery time and enhance overall wellbeing.
Fire cupping therapy:
Our fire cupping therapy is a combination of superficial remedial massage techniques and the traditional application of cups with the use of fire to create a vacuum. This treatment helps improve circulation, increases the lymphatic system, enhances overall wellbeing and allows the body to heal and relax.
Are you a student or do you work for the NHS?
Claim your student or NHS discount when booking online. Use code "Student25" or "NHS2020" to receive your discount. Please bring your valid student or NHS card to your first treatment.
Discount cannot be applied unless I.D is shown.
Please note: Cupping therapy can leave dark bruise-like marks after the treatment. This is normal and will fade within 14 days. Cupping can make you feel drowsy, dehydrated, dizzy, nausea, and increase urination.
After treatment, it is advised to drink plenty of water and get fresh air. Avoid alcohol, drugs and spicey food.