Cupping Therapy to Reduce Cellulite? I’m So In!
Cupping therapy is being seen more and more in the media; from celebrities to famous athletes recognizing its healing benefits. You know, those things that Michael Phelps and all of the swimmers were raving about at the Olympics? This type of therapy is most commonly used in weight reduction and detoxing the body, plus its deep-tissue, non-invasive method of healing is becoming more increasingly popular.
The coolest thing is, it can greatly improve the appearance of cellulite!
The Steps of How Cupping Therapy Works
Cupping therapy uses glass or medical-grade silicone cups. It’s is done by placing special cups of glass or bamboo onto the skin, creating suction by the technique of application. This technique is done in various ways, mainly by placing a flammable substance in one of the cups and setting it on fire, to create heat in the cup. Once the flame is gone, the professional therapist places the cup on your skin. When the air starts to cool inside the cup, this creates the suction aspect of the cupping massage, which tightens around the surface of your skin and pulls it up around the rim of the cup. Each cup is left on the skin for several minutes to allow it to pull the toxins loose, penetrate into the layers of muscular tissue, and work its magic.
The suction that occurs between the cup and the body causes the cellulite to break up, due to its opposite pressure. The blood circulation is stimulated, which allows the fat and toxins to be freed, and they then move to the lymph drainage network. These toxins are then removed from the body entirely since cupping therapy allows the lymph nodes to be evacuated more systematically.
Cupping therapy also relaxes the cords that connect the skin to the muscle. The buildup of fluid is eased, therefore diminishing the appearance of cellulite on the skin.
The results are tremendous with aiding in inflammation, blood flow, relief of pain, and relaxation. It is used in massage as a form of deep tissue massage and is well known for pulling toxins out of the body, as well as loosen scar tissue and increase circulation. A few other amazing benefits of cupping are:
· Increased range of motion for the body with deep tissue massage.
· Helps relieve deep muscular issues
· Effective on cellulite!
The ancient art of cupping therapy has been dated back to 1,550 B.C. and is known throughout the Chinese culture for its healing and medicinal benefits. Even celebrities like Jennifer Aniston (a yoga enthusiast), Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Bieber, and even Michael Phelps (the Olympic swimmer) has used cupping to help their overall wellness and detox their bodies before big events.
There is even a modern version of cupping that uses silicone cups or a rubber pump instead of fire to the create the vacuum effect, while the silicone cups allows them to move from place to place on your skin, to mimic massage movements, which is how it helps to reduce cellulite by circulation and tightening of the skin! Cupping is a unique and incredible technique to aid in relief and physical ailments, just as the ancient Chinese have done for thousands of years.
Does Cupping Therapy Hurt?
People usually feel a tight sensation in the area of the body that the cup is placed in, but it tends to become relaxing after a while. Many of our clients here at Botanica Day Spa swear by it and enjoy it as both a calming and detoxifying form of massage!
And remember, cupping therapy helps do the following 5 things for you:
1. Stimulates Blood Flow
2. Relieves Back and Muscle Aches
3. Improves Skin Tone
4. Improves Lymph Drainage
5. REDUCES CELLULITE!
Come experience all of the benefits of cupping therapy at Botanica and see what all the fuss is about! Call us at 727-441-1711 today to book your cupping massage and feel so amazing and confident with less cellulite, plus the added benefits of this service to boot!