Cupping Therapy

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Cupping Therapy has been used for thousands of years as a way to relieve pain and muscular tension.  For centuries, people have been using the help of this technique with massage therapy to decrease deep aches, increase mobility and enhance physical performance.  Although found often in Traditional Chinese Medicine, most recently cupping has been brought into popular culture by way of American Olympic swimmers at the 2016 Olympics.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

But cupping therapy doesn’t have to be reserved just for elite athletes.  In fact, cupping therapy can be used to help many physical manifestations of stagnation.  Stagnation is a term used to describe any part of the body that is not moving as it should and there are many ways in which stagnation can manifest itself physically.

 Health Problems Associated With Stagnation

  • Migraines
  • Fibromylagia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dysmennorhea  (painful periods)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Recurrent or slow healing injuries
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Low range of motion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD or acid reflux)
  • Morning sickness
  • Moodiness (including: anger, irritability and frustration)
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome

Cupping Therapy is performed with specially made cups. Heat or suction creates a vacuum seal on the skin.  The negative pressure pulls the tissue up into the cup. The type of cup and technique used to create the suction is determined by the area of treatment.  Once applied, the cups may be moved as a massaging method or may remain on the area of application. Cups are typically applied for between 5-15 minutes. Although some discoloration may occur at the location of treatment, this will dissipate and fade within 5-7 days.

To find out more about Cupping Therapy with Shelly Shivy, LMT, call 608-203-8550 or book online!

Cupping Therapy Prices

30 Minutes (Perfect length of time for releasing one area of deep tension such as a shoulder, carpal tunnel dysfunction, or knee):  $45

60 Minutes (The right session length for treating several areas of chronic pain such as entire back including low back and shoulders):  $90

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