Cupping

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Cupping

Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world. Glass cups are applied to the skin by either suction or heat, drawing the skin, superficial muscles tissue and fascia inside the cup to release muscle tension and improve circulation. More recently it has been used by athletes such as Michael Phelps for recover and event preparation. 

What does it do?

Cupping works with the meridian points (energy lines) the same as acupuncture does. Where as new research and practice also uses the cups for massage and myofascial release.

The cups lift the skin and fascial layers, drawing up the old non-circulating stagnant blood from the area and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow brings more nutriance and oxygen to the area, promoting the repair of the tissue. Paired with massage (with cup or manual) you can then encourage the waste products to the lymph's to be removed from the body. The lifting of the superficial muscles and fascial layers inside the cup, paired with the movement of the cups can create a stretching effect.


At NJD our cupping treatment is combined with hands on massage to ease muscles tension, aches and pains, and improve blood flow to the tissues.


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How can you benefit from Cupping?

  • Increase blood flow to the area being cupped
  • Reduce muscle pain and muscular tension
  • Aid Relaxation
  • Lifts and stretches soft tissue to separate fascial restriction
  • Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints
  • Move waste products in the muscles, enabling normal lymphatic flow.

Cupping Therapy can be used as a relaxation treatment, Deep Tissue Massage and on the Meridian Points.

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Coronavirus Information

We are now back offering Face to face and virtual appointments in clinic.  We still have some restrictions in place to keep you and are staff safe. We have temporarily turned off our online booking system so we can deal with each enquiry individually To book please contact us by phone on 01200 424507 or via email at info@njdsportsinjuries.co.uk
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