Ideally Combined with Wet Cupping
What is Relaxation Message
Wet cupping, also known as Hijama is a form of alternative therapy where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision. Wet cupping, unlike dry cupping, requires a skin incisions, made using a sterile surgical blade. The cups are used to suck out any impurities in the body which may include blood, toxins, fragmented blood cells, and tissue fluid.
- Pain relief
- Improved range of motion
- Reduced inflammation
- Treats sports injuries
- Can boost immunity when you’re sick
- “Can relieve a cold immediately”
- Stress relief through “aiding the peripheral nervous system and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system”
- Brings body to homeostasis
- Allows body to function and heal on its own
When we or someone we care for is sick or needs medical attention, we want the best care possible in the shortest amount of time. Simply walk in and you will be seen as quickly as possible.
There are many types of cupping, but fire cupping is the most traditional, original form of Chinese medicine. It uses glass cups (also traditional) and the fire “creates a better suction with glass cups,” Fire cupping removes the “cold” in the body — cold is considered one of the “evils” in Chinese medicine of which practitioners aim to rid the body.
The marks left after cupping is nothing to worry about because they are painless. Depending on the patient and what they suffer from, some marks may be darker than others. However, this usually heals within 2-5 days.
Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in almost pure alcohol. The cotton is clamped by a pair of forceps and lit via match or lighter, and, in one motion, placed into the cup and quickly removed, while the cup is placed on the skin. The fire uses up all the oxygen in the cup which creates a negative pressure inside the cup. The cup is then quickly placed onto the body and the negative pressure “sucks” the skin up. Massage oil is applied to create a better seal as well as allow the cups to glide over muscle groups (e.g. trapezius, erectors, latissimus dorsi, etc.) in an act called “gliding cupping” or “sliding cupping”. Dark circles may appear where the cups were placed because of capillary rupture just under the skin.