Cupping

Cupping in Los Angeles

Cupping therapy is an ancient treatment where we put special cups on your skin to create suction. People have been using this method as a form of therapy since the Egyptian era. For people curious about how it works, we put herbs in a cup and set it on fire. As the fire goes out we put the cup upside down on your skin. When the air cools inside the cup it causes your skin to rise and redden because your blood vessels have expanded. We also use another technique, which most of our clients prefer, with an automatic pump. We use a row of 4 cups and the automatic pump helps rush air in. We do this about 7 times before moving on to the next row on your back. We’re one of the only Wellness Centers that use this popular technique. A session takes up to 45 minutes. After the session we examine your body to see which parts of your body are having an issue (those parts usually show themselves by displaying purple or blue marks). This helps us further determine what the issue is.

Located on Santa Monica Blvd., cupping therapy is an effective way to treat ailments that people can suffer from, ranging from asthma to digestive issues. Here are some of the benefits of this therapy:

  • Boosting Skin Health: Chinese cupping can reduce cellulite, herpes, acne, and skin inflammations. Cupping is known to tone and firm skin by improving blood flow and expanding capillaries. Some studies have actually shown this method to be more effective than antibiotics at treating acne.
  • Improves Digestion: Similar to acupuncture, cupping has been known to help with symptoms like Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as stomach pains, gastritis, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal disease. Stress is tied to healthy digestive functioning. Cupping in has been able to help with digestion primarily because it helps lower our client’s stress response.
  • Reduces Pain: Athletes have been known to use cupping methods to help reduce muscle and joint pain. It also helps them improve their performance and reduces stiffness. Cupping treats pain by releasing tissues deep inside the body, which relax tense muscles and ease the stiffness associated with chronic pain, like back and neck pain, rheumatism, and migraines.
  • Promotes Relaxation: Suction cup therapy is known to put the central nervous system in a state of sleep, which in turn helps fight against depression and anxiety. Since cupping helps lift the pressure in tense muscles it gives the body relief and relaxes the body.

Whether you live on Wilshire Blvd. or in Malibu, we can make sure you get a safe and secure cupping treatment that will reinvigorate your body and transform your life at Total Wellness Center.