Everyone has some body pain at some point. Whether you are actively involved in sports training, condition training, are just getting older, or have some medical problems, the pain is real. If you’re in need of some big-time body healing, come into Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop and let us show you how cupping therapy can work for you.
What is cupping? Cupping therapy is a pain-free, therapeutic treatment that promotes deep relaxation throughout the entire body. It improves flexibility and range of motion by allowing for better circulation and easier movement of the muscle.
When did this odd-looking treatment start? Cupping is actually an ancient Chinese therapy that started thousands of years ago. It’s based on the belief that an array of health problems is caused by stagnant blood and poor energy flow in the body.
How is it done? Our massage therapist will apply cups to the skin, most often on the back, to create a pressure that sucks your skin inward. The pressure of the cups draws blood to the affected area, increasing blood flow and attracting immune cells that can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and increase the repair and recovery process.
What is it used for? Cupping is effective in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain such as back pain and headaches that are often a physical manifestation of chronic stress. When we are stressed, we tend to carry our bodies in ways that cause muscle tension, such as when we are hunched over computers or our phones.
A full body cupping session works as well as a deep-tissue massage in alleviating pain and enabling your body to begin the healing process. At Five Senses, we also offer cupping as an enhancement to a Swedish or Deep Tissue massage to increase relaxation and well-being.
Will it leave marks? Yes, cupping will definitely leave big, hickey-like bruises on your skin that can last anywhere from a few days to two weeks. However, the color of the marks varies from person to person.
If you’re looking for some relief from chronic pain, want to improve circulation in the body, or want an added benefit to your regular massage, contact us at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop to schedule your cupping therapy session today. Call us at (309) 693-7719 or visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria to schedule your appointment. Prefer to book and manage appointments from your mobile device? Try our free mobile app, available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.