Fact: Animal horns were originally used. Formerly known as the ‘horn technique’.
Founded By: The famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D)
Therapy Type: Energy Healing
WHAT EXACTLY IS CUPPING THERAPY?
The therapist will apply a number of cups to your body. Firstly the therapist creates a vacuum within each cup by using a naked flame which can then be placed onto the skin. oil is applied to allow the therapist to glide the cup over the skin.The suction created within the cup draws the area of skin underneath up into the cup a few millimeters. The cups usually remain on the affected area for approximately 10 minutes. During this time, the skin slowly starts to redden due to the increased blood flow which also nourishes the muscles and aids the removal of toxins. Whilst this technique draws out the inflammation from the problem area, the treatment should also prevent further issues. Cupping is a soothing and comforting therapy. The Cupping technique can be described as a deep, warm sensation with a sense of tingling, which can last long after the end of the session. Additionally, bruises or red welts may appear from the treated areas due to waste products being raised to the skin for secretion from the body. Importantly, such temporary markings are not the result of any tissue trauma or broken vessels. The marks may last from two to seven days. Whilst the waste products clear from the body, a feeling of fatigue may be experienced. During this time it is wise to rest and drink water in small amounts whenever possible.
Most people find Cupping Therapy deeply relaxing and enjoy the tension it releases throughout the body. It is also extremely safe and non-invasive when carried out by a qualified therapist. It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the International Self Realization Healing Association NZ (ISRHA). Cupping Therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Cupping Practitioners within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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