Cupping Therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes stagnant blood to pool in the area and helps promote healing by allowing fresh blood and oxygen to circulate throughout the affected area.
Cupping is usually done on meridians. These meridians are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi ("chi") flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. Cupping therapy is mainly performed on one's back because there are five meridians on your back. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.
Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.
Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. New advancements in technology and materials have been integrated with cupping therapies and its uses now range for many different treatments and applications.
Vacuum Therapy Cupping
Vacuum therapy is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out from deep in the tissues to be released. The skin can turn red with strong movements, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols and essential oil blends immediately after treatment will enable absorption of the product deep into the tissue.
Increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for toxins to be carried away via the lymph. Conditions of chronic and acute pain can be relieved with minimal discomfort and tense muscles softened quickly and easily. ACE Massage Cupping™ is wonderfully effective to release restrictions in fascia and scar tissue, such as plantar fasciitis.
Larger cups are used for the broad areas of the back, and a strong vacuum will mimic the rolling action of deep tissue massage without the discomfort. The movement may be long and draining or circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue. ACE Massage Cupping™ techniques can be used to mimic other massage modalities without stress on the hands of thetherapist.
One of the most beneficial applications of vacuum therapy is for preparation and recovery from surgical procedures. Physicians are amazed at the speed and total recovery that their patients exhibit when ACE Vacutherapies™ are used to complement their surgical work. Patients with extreme burns and deep abdominal scars such as C-sections can now benefit from a comfortable therapy to loosen and soften rigid tissue, no matter how old the scar is.
The action on the nervous system is sedating and people often fall into a deep state of relaxation. On a deeper therapeutic level, this nervous system sedation is beneficial for those with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia and neuralgia. The sensation is truly beyond description! People have often reported a deep warmth and tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.
Another effective application of ACE Massage Cupping™ is in the treatment of cellulite. A very light suction provides drainage, while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation, liquefy deposits of Solid Bloat and loosen adhesions or “dimpling.” The thighs and hip region should be treated with vacuum therapy prior to any wrapping procedure to enhance the absorption of product. Successful and enjoyable body sculpting and contouring is possible, with lasting results and many health benefits!
Treatments using ACE Massage Cupping™ include a revolutionary face lifting and drainage treatment, magnetic micro-cup treatments for the body, and magnetic reflexology for the feet and hands. The magnetic equipment has shown great results in the treatment of scoliosis and past injury sites. In addition, the magnetic therapy yields amazing results with neuropathy, along with pain common with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, edema, sciatica, and more.