Healing Your Mind, Body & Soul
Cupping, just like most Holistic Therapies has been around for thousands of years and has been traced back to China, Egyptian and Islamic medicine and therapies. Traditionally cups have been made out of Buffalo Horn, glass, Bamboo, bronze and tin but are now also available in plastic and silicone.
There are a few different ways of practising cupping, one is called Dry Cupping, also known as static cupping. This is when the cups are placed on areas of the body and left there for a period of time. Back in the day a flame was used to produce a vacuum in a cupping vessel, which was then applied to the skin, this is still used by some practitioners who prefer to do Cupping the traditional way but now it seems that most therapists use the plastic versions which have a pump to create the suction instead.
Another way is called Wet Cupping. This one involves the practitioner making a small incision on the skin, placing the cup back over and letting the suction draw out a small amount of blood which is said to remove negative toxins from the body to promote natural healing
Although these techniques are extremely effective, they do leave the dreaded red circle that is associated with Cupping due to the cups being placed in one area for a period of time. The way around this is using the gliding technique which is the one that I use. It is done with silicone cups which are soft, flexible and easy to manoeuvre over the body areas whilst still keeping suction.
Massage oils are used to provide a lubricant for the cups to glide over the body, pulling up the skin and muscles with it as it moves along. This means that you are getting all of the benefits of a Cupping treatment but with a little more relaxation and of course NO RED CIRCLES! Of course there are still some people who do prefer the static cupping option and I do offer this as one of my treatments. Having a Cupping massage stimulates the natural healing response of the body and some of the benefits of this treatment are
Improved blood flow and circulation
Stress and tension relief
Encourages detoxification by stimulating the blood and lymph flow
Like all Holistic Therapies the benefits are endless. Cupping is a wonderful way to promote natural healing around the body and to relax the mind, body and soul together, which is just what Bliss Healing is about!
Unfortunately we are unable to offer Cupping to people who suffer with the following..
deep vein thrombosis
pregnant within the 3rd trimesters
Eczema or Acne
taking blood thinner medication
raised moles and skin tags
Edema (inflammation and swelling)
had surgery within the past 6 months
scars from recent operations
excessive body hair
Thank you for reading
Bliss Healing x
Welcome! I’m Sam, the owner of Bliss Healing, a naturally gifted Spiritual Medium, Reiki Master, Holistic Health Practitioner and Beauty Therapist.. Here at my blog you will find out more information on the treatments I offer plus my own Spiritual development and experiences. Bliss Healing offers a wide range of Holistic, Spiritual & Complementary Therapies in Lytham St Anne's & the surrounding areas.