Cupping is a traditional Chinese therapy that soothes sore muscles and promotes healing to the tissue. It is performed by applying heated glass cups to the skin to create a suction for several minutes. The suction created by the cup facilitates connective tissue formation by bringing blood-flow to the area. Like a deep tissue massage, cupping loosens up the muscles, as well as reduces muscle pain, inflammation, and enhances circulation.
At Shine Acupuncture & Wellness, we offer cupping in conjunction with acupuncture at no additional charge.