Benefits for the MC Practitioner:
Another beneficial aspect of cupping is the ease for the practitioner. This method allows respite for the hands from repetitive movement and enables you the therapist to get deeper without discomfort to the client or yourself. It saves time and energy, thus allowing for to see more clients over all.
Massage cupping continues to evolve as new equipment is located and creative applications are discovered. A small micro-cup set has led to a new technique used to drain and lift the face, loosening tight facial muscles and stimulating blood flow to the skin. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders also respond well. This is a quick yet effective addition to a facial, massage or body treatment.
Adding massage cupping to a treatment should result in an additional charge of $5-15 per session, with no increase in time or cost for the practitioner.
MC has remained in obscurity to the western world for many generations, this is a unique and wildly effective tx. By practicing MC you set yourself apart from many other practitioners that don’t off this time honored and ancient medicine.
Benefits for the Client:
Massage cupping gives you the benefit of a deep tissue massage without the all of the discomfort; the reverse pressure of the suction is easily combined with different massage movements, strokes, and modalities to enhance their efficacy. Cupping therapy softens, stretches, and hydrates rigid soft tissue by pulling it up and away from underlying structures, thus loosening areas of adhesions or restriction and enabling each muscle to move interdependently.
Because it engages deeply with muscle tissue and all of its overlying tissues, massage cupping provides many of the benefits of traditional deep tissue massage with less discomfort for the recipient, and less fatigue for the massage practitioner. Massage cupping helps to soften, stretch, and hydrate rigid soft tissue.
Negative pressure helps to release adhered tissues from underlying structures, encouraging blood and lymph flow to areas deprived of healthy circulation. Massage cupping benefits both client and practitioner because it complements different massage movements, strokes, and modalities to increase their duration and efficacy.
Benefits of massage cupping include:
- * Release rigid soft tissue (ex. scar tissue)
- * Drain excess fluids and toxins
- * Lift connective tissue
- * Bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles
- * Pulling action engages parasympathetic nervous system allowing deep relaxation
- * Activates the secretion of synovial fluids to release joint stiffness
- * Promotes vasodilatation and increase skin temperature
- * Promote metabolism of skin tissue for more efficient sweat and sebaceous glands
- * Flush capillary beds
- * Replenishes nutrients
What are the benefits of combining cupping and massage?
Loosening soft connective tissue promotes health and healing. Those receiving a cupping massage can expect to see visible and palpiable improvements in scar tissue, adhesions or “knots”, hypertonicities, range of motion, lymphatic flow, skin health, improved digestion, and an increase in overall well being. In essence, MC deepens the efficacy of any modality applied before or after the tissue has been treated by massage cupping.
What massage modalities does cupping complement?
Because of its deep activation with all layers of the dermis, lymphatic tissue, and muscle tissue, cupping greatly benefits all traditional massage modalities including deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, Rolfing, exfoliation, manual lymphatic drainage, body wraps, pin and stretch, intraoral massage, etc.
Due to its wide application, many other bodywork therapies can greatly benefit from cupping massage techniques including physiotherapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology, acupuncture, bio-magnetic field therapy, trigger point therapy, chiropractic, shiatsu, osteopathy, aesthetic protocols, pre/post surgical care, and more.