Trying to juggle everything in life has led Americans to be the most stressed they’ve ever been in recorded history, according to some studies. With various techniques of managing this stress: Meditating, journaling, exercise, hot baths, self care, running, and sometimes just hoping the stress will go away, many of us are looking to increase our relaxation and recovery. Some; however, are utilizing a new therapy in relaxation and recovery known as cupping. You may have seen celebrities and athletes, like famed Olympian Michael Phelps, or modern-day top athletes in the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL have the distinct and recognizable round, red circles littered all over their body. If athletes with access to the most top of the line techniques and methods in rest and recovery are utilizing cupping, it may be time for you to consider cupping as well. If you’ve been considering cupping or want to learn more about cupping like if it works or not, then keep reading!
What Exactly Is Cupping?
Cupping is a type of therapy that is technically known as myofascial decompression and is utilized with the intention of utilizing suction forces to create negative pressure at the targeted area, drawing it and the skin, tissue, and muscle underneath up into the cup. This is done for a variety of beneficial reasons, the ultimate goal of which is to increase blood flow to the area. Cupping is not a new technique, but rather, has roots that can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and even Middle Eastern cultures. It could be one of the oldest forms of physical therapies still in existence and in use today.
What Does Cupping Help With?
With cupping typically used on wide-ranging areas of the body such as the back, chest, abdomen, buttocks, and legs, cupping also has a wide-ranging area of benefits such as:
- Increasing blood circulation to aid in recovery and rejuvenation
- Stimulating the skin and muscles
- Relieving tension in the body
- Strengthening the skin and connective tissues
- Stimulating collagen production for better-looking skin
- Decreasing inflammation
Ready To Fill Your Physical Health Cup With Cupping?
Then come into the Aionios Med Spa! With years of experience helping aid the body’s recovery and rest, we’d be happy to help administer this popular and widely used technique. If you’re in the Yorkville area, give us a call today at 800-840-8506!