Cupping massage is a method of treatment that involves placing special cups on the skin and, with the help of vacuum, lifting the skin and tissues up into the cup. This causes new oxygenated blood to flow to the area, so that circulation is improved at a cellular level. As a result, waste substances such as lactic acid, are drained away and new nutrition and oxygen are supplemented. Final effect is a deep tissue treatment that can be helpful in releasing tension from the tissues.
Cupping massage uses cups as a massage tools. The cups are moved around on the skin in specific movements patterns. Cupping massage is often used in combination with other forms of massage in order to achieve the best possible effect.
There are several different cupping approaches. Cupping can also be used to treat trigger points, which are small patches of myofascial tissues where several muscle cells have a significantly increased level of tension, so-called micro spasms. By cupping the trigger point area, therapist can reduce level of tension and increase circulation so that balance is restored.
Cupping massage is a comfortable treatment. The pressure in the cup is continuously regulated to suit the needs of the individual client.
You can make an appointment for massage cupping with massage therapists Charlotte Fagerbakke.
The recommended treatment time is 30-60 minutes.