Cupping therapy is possibly one of the oldest forms of therapy as there is evidence of its existence dating as far back as 3000 BC in Egypt. More commonly, cupping has been used in china for millennia. Cupping therapy involves using cups and some method to create suction and pressure on the skin. Traditionally it was small pieces of burning paper placed inside the cup and then applied to the skin. The oxygen in the cup is burned away creating suction and an air tight seal around the skin. Though a fairly safe process the fire method can occasionally cause small burns on the patient and the amount of pressure can cause significant bruising on certain individuals. Kelly Therapeutic Massage uses advanced mechanical vacuum pumps to ensure that the right amount of pressure is applied to the individual in question.
The idea behind cupping therapy is that there are certain points on the body where energy flows. The suction from the cups penetrates deep into the skin and muscle triggering the lymphatic system by stretching the skin and clearing the blood vessels.
When you come to Kelly Therapeutic Massage we will show you a variety of possible therapies to spark your interest and relax your body.