Cups have been used in healing in many countries for hundreds of years. Traditionally cups, which can be made of glass or bamboo, are applied to the skin surface by inserting ignited material into the cup to create a vacuum. The cups are rapidly placed on the skin surface to create suction. This is known as “hot” cupping. Suction can also be created through non-igneous cups using a pump, this is know as “cold cupping”. This is what we use in Energise Therapy.
This treatment is not painful and feels similar to deep massage work. It can be especially beneficial for patients that may have a sensitivity to dry needles. The therapy is soothing and can provide immediate relief from body aches and pains.
Cupping aids in healthcare and illness prevention in four main ways. One, it is warming to the body and promotes the free flow of Qi (energy) and blood in the body.