Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a 'cup' is applied to an area of the body and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin, superficial tissue and muscles, inside the cup.
Sometimes, while the suction is active, the cup is moved, causing the skin and muscle to be manipulated with tension and traction. This is called 'gliding cupping'.
From a scientific standpoint, cupping is known to help stimulate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, and is good for deep tissue repair.
Our practitioners are qualified in cupping and this technique can be done during an osteopathy or massage appointment.