How to Use Silicone Cups for Cupping Massage?
Cupping therapy has been a popular form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. The basic theory of cupping is simple: create a negative pressure inside the cups, place it on the skin, and the negative pressure will "suck" the skin up.
Normally, the cups are made of glass, bamboo or Earthenware, which are fragile and inflexible. However, the development of technology has made it possible to use silicone cups which are portable, pliable and unbreakable. Now the question is raised: how do I use silicone cups?
How to use silicone cups for cupping massage?
Traditionally, therapists use fire to remove oxygen from the cup to create suction. It is unnecessary when you use silicone cups for massage, because you just need to squeeze the cups to create vacuum. You can even control the amount of vacuum by varying the compression of the cups. After squeezing, the suction of the cups will pull up your skin and tissues. Unlike manual tissue massage which presses down on the tissue, cupping massage pulls up the tissue without pain.
When you use a silicone cup for massage, you can keep the cup in one place or move it from place to place on your skin by using massage accessories like oils, gels, lotions, or balms. The movement of cups can reach up to 4 inches inside your tissues and this process makes you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. The elasticity of silicone enables silicone cups to work well in those difficult curved areas of the body such as ankles, knees and wrists. Additionally, one silicone cupping set contains different sizes and shapes of silicone cups that can be applied on almost everywhere on your body, including the legs, back, abdomen, chest, arms, neck and even your face.
What are the benefits of cupping massage?There are many benefits of cupping massage:
- increase oxygen-rich blood circulation
- strengthen skin and the connectivity of tissues
- relax muscle tension
- relieve chronic pains especially for the sports-related injuries
- draw out inflammation
- relieve cold, flu, fatigue and anxiety
In conclusion, cupping massage is beneficial: it can relieve pain, strengthen your skin, and relax muscle. Moreover, the use of silicone cups for cupping massage is simple, and they can be applied almost everywhere on your body. Once you buy one set, you could use it for a remarkably long time since silicone cups are hard to break.
If you are interested in experiencing one cupping session with a practitioner, please find a reliable one. However, if you are interested in home cupping and looking for silicone cupping set, do not hesitate to visit Lierre.ca. We offer a wide range of high-quality and professional cupping set as well as cupping massage accessories for you.