Cupping Therapy Session in Nutley
Cupping therapy has been long used in traditional Chinese medicine as a way of stimulating and correcting the flow of vital energy (also known as “qi” or “chi”) that can be disturbed in times of illness or injury. Cupping therapy was originally used by acupuncturists in their everyday practice with patients but is now widely used by clinicians such as chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists to help with healing of injuries.
Cupping therapy became popular after seeing high-profile athletes like US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps with round purple marks on their bodies during competition. Many celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Freida Pinto, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and Lena Dunham, also reap the rewards and benefits of cupping in their everyday lives.
How does Cupping Therapy Work?
During cupping therapy, a clinician places several inverted cups on the skin over the affected areas of the body. There are different kinds of cups that can be used for cupping such as glass, plastic, or rubber. The cups create a vacuum-like effect and suck or pull the superficial layer of skin of the body away from the deeper soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, or tendons), being treated with main purpose of increasing blood flow to the area. Increased blood flow is the basic underlying principle of why most therapies work in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries. The enhanced exchange of stagnant blood with new fresh blood flow to the area significantly speeds up healing time. After the cupping therapy, purple or red circle marks can be seen on the skin where the cups were placed and generally clear up in a couple of days.
What is Cupping Therapy Used For?
At Options Rehab cupping is used by chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists as a complementary therapy for the following conditions:
- Headaches or Migraines
- Muscular Stress
- Tight & Sore Muscles
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries & Performance
How Much Does Cupping Therapy Cost?
Cupping therapy costs between $45 to $65 per 15 to 30-minute sessions or packages of 12 sessions can be purchased for a 15% discount.