Massage cupping therapy is an amazing healing modality adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been around since 1,000 B.C. Cupping therapy is what caused those little circles that appeared on the bodies of Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps and have been causing quite a commotion in the news and on social media.
Cupping has been called the “ultimate alternative medicine secret” by Dr. Oz, and is most effective when combined with massage therapy and/or acupuncture. At Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness, we offer effective cupping therapy in Chestermere.
Cupping can be described as being an inverse massage. Rather than applying direct pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull the skin, tissue and muscle upwards in an effort to break up scar tissue, relax tender muscles and draw out toxins and causes little to no discomfort.