Increase blood circulation with

Cupping massage

What is
Cupping massage?

Cupping is a very effective treatment that originates from traditional Chinese medicine. It is often used as a complement to other alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture. Cupping massage is an in-depth muscle and connective tissue treatment that promotes the circulation of blood, lymph and tissue fluids using a vacuum on the skin created by glass or plastic suction cups.

Primarily, Cupping is applied in different types of pain syndromes, mild rheumatism, poor circulation, and low metabolism. It is effective against exercise pain or muscular pain as well as gastrointestinal problems. In the case of multiple injuries, the blood and lymphatic flow increases locally and accelerates the healing process. Therefore, cupping is an excellent massage after injuries. In addition, function of sweat and sebaceous glands improves, metabolic by-products are extracted from the skin. Cupping does strengthen the skin’s resistance to external strain.

How does cupping massage work?

In cupping massage glass or plastic cups are suctioned onto the skin. It is performed with a flowing motion across the treatment area or static as a spot treatment. Statically performed, the cups remain on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes, to dissolve troublesome muscle nodules and to affect the body’s flow of blood and energy. As a result of the negative pressure created by the cup, it increases blood circulation very effectively in joints, muscles, and associated tissues.

In sensitive skin you may notice some discoloration of the skin afterwards. However, discoloration will disappear after a few days. I do not recommend doing cupping for at least 2 days before or after sunbathing as this massage method can increased skin sensitivity and leave dark marks.

What should I think about after the treatment?

You should drink more water after the massage and preferably rest for the day. But it is fine to go for a gentle and relaxing walk. I cannot recommend you do vigorous exercise after the treatment as that will reduce the effect of the massage. If you want exercise the same day, you should do that before.

Positive effects
of cupping

  • Removes toxins, excess fluid, and metabolic by-products from the skin
  • Dissolves deep muscle tension in a comfortable way
  • Improves the blood and lymphatic flow in the body
  • Supports a healthier and more active immune system
  • Reduces joint pain
Myth or fact

Can cupping reduce cellulite?

Many therapists claim that it helps reduce cellulite, but there is currently no scientific evidence for it. But cupping affects the skin structure and can make the connective tissue feel firmer after treatment. Book a massage and try it yourself! For long-term positive effects, it should be performed on a daily basis.

Contraindications

  • Serious skin problems or skin damage
  • Varicose veins, if treatment of legs
  • Taking blood thinning medicine
  • Sensitive skin, and if you easily bruise
  • Cold or fever (should wait at least 1 week)
  • Cancer or tumors in the past 5 years (please check with your doctor)
  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy

A good alternative if you have any of the above mentioned conditions are lymphatic drainage or trigger point massage

Prices:

Cupping & trigger point massage

Cupping massage is performed on parts of the body, either buttocks and legs, or shoulder and upper back. As it can be intense and is very effective it is enough. Sometimes, I will combine trigger point massage with cupping. A package is paid fully at the first appointment and is valid for 2 months.

30 mins / SEK 500

CUPPING & ABHYANGA

A deep tissue massage followed by a full body oil massage. Cupping  promotes releases muscle tension, and the following  whole-body oil massage will bring total relaxation to body and mind. Read more about ayurvedic massage here.

90 mins / SEK 1.350