Dry Cupping Therapy Bristol

Dry Cupping Therapy Bristol

Unleash the Power of Dry Cupping: Discover the Surprising Benefits and How this Ancient Technique Can Transform Your Body

What is dry cupping?

Dry cupping is an ancient therapy that helps to alleviate various ailments and conditions. It involves using suction cups placed on the skin to create a vacuum effect, which improves circulation and promotes healing.

Cupping therapy has roots in various traditional medicine systems, including Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern practices. It works well with acupuncture, massage, and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) forms.

Types of Cupping Techniques

There are several techniques, but dry cupping, or suction cup therapy is one of the most commonly used. It involves the application of suction cups to the skin without using any additional substances, such as oils or herbs. The cups are typically made of glass, plastic, or silicone and are placed on the skin using a hand pump or suction gun.
The suction created by the cups stimulates the flow of blood and lymph, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. It also improves circulation and oxygenation in the tissues, which can help to improve muscle function and reduce pain.

What conditions can be treated with suction cup therapy?

  • Muscle soreness and stiffness
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and asthma
  • Digestive issues, such as constipation and bloating

Is Cupping Safe?

Cupping therapy is generally safe when a trained professional performs it.
However, people with certain medical conditions, such as skin infections, bleeding disorders, or blood clots, should not receive this treatment.
It is also not recommended for pregnant women or people who are taking blood thinners.


Cupping therapy benefits

  1. Reducing muscle and joint pain: Cupping therapy may help to reduce muscle and joint pain by increasing blood flow and decreasing inflammation.
  2. Improving circulation: The suction created by cupping therapy can help to improve circulation by drawing blood to the surface of the skin.
  3. Reducing anxiety and stress: Cupping therapy may have a relaxing effect on the body, which may help to reduce anxiety and stress.
  4. Improving digestion: Cupping therapy may help to improve digestion by stimulating the digestive system and increasing the flow of digestive juices.
  5. Reducing the appearance of cellulite: Some people believe that cupping therapy can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving circulation and breaking up fat deposits.
  6. Boosting the immune system: Cupping therapy may help to boost the immune system by increasing blood flow and promoting the flow of lymphatic fluids.

Evidence of cupping effectiveness

There is some scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of cupping therapy for certain conditions.
A review of studies published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that cupping therapy may be effective for relieving muscle soreness and improving mobility in people with chronic low back pain.

Other studies have found that cupping may be helpful for reducing the frequency and severity of migraines, as well as for relieving neck pain and improving range of motion. Cupping has also been found to be effective in reducing the severity of muscle spasms and improving muscle function in people with multiple sclerosis.

Overall, dry cupping is a safe and effective therapy that has been used for centuries to help alleviate a wide range of conditions. It is a natural, non-invasive treatment that may be used alone or in combination with other therapies to improve overall health and well-being.

Before, during and after Dry Cupping

How to prepare for cupping massage

If you are planning to undergo cupping therapy, there are a few steps you can take to prepare for the treatment. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  1. Wear loose, comfortable clothing: It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your cupping appointment so that the therapist can easily access the areas that they will treat. Avoid wearing tight clothing or clothing with buttons or zippers that may interfere with the cups.
  2. Avoid eating a large meal before the treatment: It is best to avoid eating a large meal immediately before your cupping therapy appointment. A full stomach may make you feel uncomfortable during the treatment.
  3. Avoid lotions or oils on the skin: It is important to avoid applying lotions or oils to the skin before your cupping therapy appointment. These products may interfere with the suction created by the cups.

By following these guidelines, you can help prepare yourself for your cupping therapy. If you have any specific questions or concerns, discuss them with your therapist or healthcare provider.

What to expect during a cupping session at Rehab & Heal

During a cupping session, you can expect the following:

  1. Consultation: Before the cupping session begins, I will ask you about your health history and the specific issues you hope to address with the treatment.
  2. Preparation of the cups: Then, I will clean the cups and apply a lubricant, such as oil or lotion, to the skin to help the cups glide smoothly over the surface.
  3. Placement of the cups: I will place the cups on the skin by using a hand-held pump to create suction. I will place the cups on a single area and I will move them around the body in a sliding motion.
  4. Duration of the treatment: The length of the treatment may vary depending on the specific needs of the individual.
  5. Aftercare: After the cupping session is complete, I will remove the cups and may provide some aftercare instructions, such as avoiding hot showers or applying lotion to the skin.

Cupping aftercare

After cupping therapy, it is important to follow proper aftercare to ensure the best possible results and avoid any potential complications. Here are some general guidelines for cupping aftercare:

  1. Keep the area clean: It is important to keep the area where the therapist applied the cups clean to prevent infection. You can gently clean the area with soap and water, or use an alcohol pad to disinfect the skin.
  2. Avoid hot showers: Hot showers may cause the skin to become more sensitive, so it is best to avoid them for the first 24-48 hours after cupping therapy. Instead, take lukewarm or cool showers.
  3. Wear loose clothing: Tight clothing may put pressure on the skin and disrupt the effects of the cupping therapy. It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing for the first few days after treatment.
  4. Avoid strenuous activities: It is best to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for the first 24-48 hours after cupping therapy. This will allow the muscles to rest and recover from the treatment.
  5. Drink plenty of water: It is important to stay hydrated after cupping therapy to help flush toxins out of the body. Drink plenty of water and other hydrating beverages to support the healing process.

How to get rid of dry cupping marks faster

Cupping therapy sometimes leaves marks on the skin caused by the suction of the cups. These marks, also known as “cupping marks,” are generally not harmful and typically fade on their own within a few days.
However, if you want to make the cupping marks go away faster, there are a few things you can try:

  1. Apply lotion or oil to the skin: Applying lotion or oil to the skin may help to moisturise and soften the skin, which may help the cupping marks fade more quickly.
  2. Gently massage the area: Gently massaging the area where the therapist applied may help to improve circulation and reduce the appearance of the cupping marks.
  3. Use a warm compress: Applying a warm compress to the area may help to improve circulation and encourage the cupping marks to fade more quickly.
  4. Avoid hot showers: Hot showers may cause the skin to become more sensitive and may make the cupping marks more prominent. Instead, take lukewarm or cool showers to help the cupping marks fade more quickly.
  5. Apply a cooling agent: Applying a cooling agent, such as aloe vera gel or hydrocortisone cream, to the skin may help to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of the cupping marks.

Dry Cupping Therapy

Unwind, Recharge, and Rebalance with a Revitalising Dry Cupping Therapy Session!

45 Minutes / £50 – or – 60 Minutes / £60

Dry Cupping Therapy

Unwind, Recharge, and Rebalance with a Revitalising Dry Cupping Therapy Session!

45 Minutes / £50 – or – 60 Minutes / £60

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