What is Fire Cupping?
This service is a Chinese medicine practice used for removing toxins, helping to flow stagnant blood, energy, and pain out of the body. We use safe and medical Glass Cups and heat from Fire to warm the cup and suction it to the skin.
This service can feel like a deep tissue massage, except the massage will be a form of tugging since the cup sucks the skin upward. The cups will also be moved around the body to allow lymphatic drainage activation.
How does it work?
First, the therapist puts a flammable substance on the cupping, such as alcohol, herbs, or paper, and then sets it on fire. When the fire is extinguished, the cup is placed face down on the skin at the desired location.
As the air inside the cup cools down, a vacuum effect is created, which causes the skin to be sucked in and thus to lift and redden due to the expansion of the blood vessels. The suction cup usually remains on the skin for up to 3 minutes.
For the first session, 3 to 5 cuppings can be done. The maximum recommended number of cuppings is 7. After the session, you will receive an antibiotic ointment and bandages to prevent your skin infection. Your skin will return to normal within a few days after the therapy.
Benefits of Fire Cupping
The Benefits from Fire Cupping include:
- Relieves migraine
- Reduces inflammation
- Treats injuries
- Improves range of motion
- Relieves stress
- Increases circulation
- Helps Clear Congestion (Aids to Detoxing)
- Aids in Digestion
- Relaxation and well-being
Help with emotional and physical problems like:
- Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
- Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Fertility and gynecological disorders
- Skin problems such as eczema and acne
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and depression
- Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
- Varicose veins
It's safe? Quality standards for this treatments
In general, Fire Cupping treatment is pretty safe. Going to certified professional services will allow you to feel more at ease. Even so, depending on the type of skin can generate:
- Mild discomfort
- Skin infections
The cups and equipment used must be properly washed and sterilized to prevent transmission of any kind between patients. If you feel comfortable, consult with your medic before using this treatment.
Recommended post-treatment care
Aftercare of Fire Cupping is essential to make sure your skin stays healthy and receives the benefits of the treatment. It is best to cover the treated skin with clothing to keep it safe. Although the bruise does not hurt, it is vulnerable if exposed, so it should be treated like a wound.
Excellent hydration is necessary, more than you are used to. You may feel some fatigue after receiving this treatment. 24 hours will be enough to have complete recovery to return to exercise. Swimming is not recommended, but you can take a shower with warm water after the session.
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