cupping SW Airdrie

Cupping Treatment Could Help You Find Lasting Pain Relief

Ask Your Physiotherapists About Cupping Treatment

Cupping is a term that you may or may not be familiar with. The name may sound a little amusing, but it is a pain-relieving therapy treatment.

During this ancient type of alternative therapy, cups are placed on the skin to induce suction and treat pain, promote relaxation, enhance blood flow, and reduce inflammation.

Do you want to learn more about It and how it can help you relieve pain and suffering while allowing you to enjoy your everyday activities again? Call our clinic today at 1-403-768-2747 to make an appointment and to find out more about how cupping can benefit you!


What does the cupping process look like?

Cupping was first utilized in ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cultures, and it is today used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

It is a complex therapeutic process. Our Airdrie physiotherapists apply rubber pumps or silicone cups on your skin, upside down. As the air in the cup cools, a vacuum is formed, causing the skin to raise and the blood vessels to dilate.

It is also known as a “tissue distraction release” technique. During the technique, cups slide over various regions of the body to elevate and separate tissue.

This causes neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons to loosen more easily. Cupping works by relaxing muscles, releasing trigger points, stimulating lymphatic flow, increasing local circulation, and releasing scar tissue adhesion.

How can cupping help me?

It is important to bear in mind that cups are not a method of treatment involving wounds, infections, burns, or active inflammation of the skin.

This is a versatile therapy that may be adapted to your situation if you require lymphatic drainage or deep tissue massage.

Evidence supports cupping as an effective treatment technique for many disorders, such as chronic neck pain, low back pain, and fibromyalgia.

While there are some reservations regarding cupping, the procedure is supported by science. The suction in the cups creates negative pressure, which aids in the augmentation of hydration and blood flow to body tissues, the reduction of bondage, and the elimination of superfluous fluids.

There are numerous advantages to cupping. It can improve your skin’s health, help with respiratory issues, and even help with digestion. It is also used to shorten recovery times and alleviate symptoms associated with certain accidents and illnesses.

It’s also important to be aware that cupping can also cause bruises that can last up to two weeks on the skin. Bruises usually repair themselves over time, and they’re not something to worry about!

There are also different methods of cupping, which your therapist will give you more information about depending on your therapy treatment.

Longitudinal, cross-fiber, and circular are all cupping methods. Longitudinal is the most common form in which the cup glides longitudinally across the muscle fibers.

Cross fiber is used when the tissue is believed to be scarred. Circular is typically used at the end of the session to ensure that all areas have been covered.

Discover the health benefits of cupping today

Do you have an injury or a health issue that prevents you from living your life the way you want to? It’s time to reclaim your health. You can start by making an appointment at our Airdrie physiotherapy office today to learn more about the health benefits of cupping!

Meeting with one of our licensed Airdrie physiotherapists can help you find out if cupping is right for you. At Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness, we are here to provide you with the relief you need.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!