Cupping therapy (or cupping massage) is an ancient treatment method that has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. This alternative therapy uses “spheres” made of different materials, such as glass, plastic or silicone, to suck the skin vacuum. The FASCIQ® cuppings are silicon-based. By squeezing the cupping, a vacuum is created on the skin surface. The silicone cupping is easy to move on the skin if lightly rubbed with FASCIQ® Wax or Cream in advance.
What happens during a Cupping massage?
As a result of the vacuum, the skin is partly sucked into the cup which draws blood to the treated area. Consequently, the perfusion of the fascial network improves and the body disposes of waste faster (via the pores).
A cupping treatment feels like a firm massage. It reaches the deeper layers of skin as well, stimulates relaxation and restores balance in the body. Regular cupping ensures a flexible and healthy fascial network. During the treatment, some local red spots may emerge. This is normal. The spots will disappear after a few days. Furthermore, the first treatment can be quite painful because of tissue tension.
The effects of Cupping therapy:
- A relaxing, soothing and healing effect on the fascial network.
- Removal of blockages in the body.
- Fast disposal of waste and moisture (lymphatic drainage).
- Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
- Improved elasticity and firmness of the skin (for example, in case of cellulite).
- Improvement of scar tissue, skin adhesions and wrinkles
FASCIQ® Cupping therapy for treatment of cellulite
A common application for cupping is the treatment of cellulite. Cellulite, also known as ‘orange-peel syndrome”, is often caused by poor moisture drainage in the skin area around belly, buttocks and thighs. As a result, nods and dimples may develop under the skin in this area. Lymphatic fluid may eventually turn into fat cells, causing a lumpy skin to become visible. Regular cupping will improve the skin condition and can reduce cellulite.