You all remember Michael Phelps in the olympics breaking almost every record, but one other thing he was remembered for were those weird dots all over his back. Well as I am sure you have heard those marks were from cupping. 

 

Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that’s based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body.

 

In modern medicine the thought is that the suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). 

 

Cupping and massage therapy go hand in hand, just in reverse. In massage therapy we use pressure and kneading to relieve tension while in cupping suction is used. Both practices stimulate blood flow and movement.  

 

Cupping is great to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite!

 

Here at Austin Massage Company we offer cupping as a requested service!