The purpose of cupping therapy is to promote health and healing. Cupping therapy utilizes silicone, plastic, or glass cups to create a suction on the surface of the body. These cups are moved over the skin while gently pulling up on the cup. Cups may also be left on a stationary point for a short time to facilitate soft tissue release and joint mobilization.
A variety of physiological changes occur in your body during a cupping therapy treatment:
At our clinic, your Toronto cupping therapy treatment will often be done in combination with other manual therapy techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, soft tissue work on your muscles, spinal / joint manipulations or mobilizations, stretching, rehabilitative exercises, etc. Combining cupping therapy with massage therapy, physiotherapy and / or chiropractic care often gives effective, longer-lasting results!