For those of us who suffer from chronic pain, it is up to us to find alternatives to pain medication, which simply masks the pain. Don’t get me wrong, pain medication is beneficial; however it should be used sparingly in order to avoid the side effects involved with long term use such as immunosuppression, reduced energy and drive, hormone dysfunction, and constipation, not to mention addiction.
One of the many alternatives offered at Eclipse Holistic Fusion is Cupping Massage. All of our massage therapist are certified and experienced with the cups. Not only do we offer this therapy to our clients, we often use the cups on each other, along with getting regular massage.
How does cupping massage work?
When dealing with chronic pain, usually the tissue become fibrotic and less flexible, there is a decrease in range of motion and reduced blood flow to the area of pain.
Cupping massage brings blood flow to the muscle and fascia of the region. By increasing blood flow and allowing the necessary nutrients to flow into that region the body can then clear out the waste products that have been locked up in the stagnant tissue.
- increased blood flow
- increased range of motion
- decreased pain
One session of cupping massage is equivalent to 3 full body massages.