There are myriad versions
of Cupping including - Stationary (Retaining) Cupping, Needle Cupping, Moxa Cupping,
Water Cupping, Wet Cupping, Flash
Cupping, Herbal Cupping, Aquatic Cupping, Massage Cupping, Intermittant Cupping and Dynamic Cupping.
When movement is involved this type of Cupping Therapy is also known as Koppingsmassage, Sugekopsmassage, Body Vacuuming, Pneumatic Therapy, Cupping Massage, Glide Cupping, Dredging the Channels, Running Cups, Negative Pressure Massage, Migrating Cups and the Moving Cup Method…
Therapists all over the United States and Canada are learning
about this amazingly effective therapy and using it to treat
their clients and acheive effects that are cumulative, long
lasting, and many therapists report their results as being "miraculous".
Massage Cupping is the combination
of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a
suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area
to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used;
a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying
tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect
that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically
and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws
stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and
releases a myriad of pain causing factors.
The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along
with the movements performed and areas treated by the therapist
will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects.
It is very important that therapists be able to effectively
assess the condition (physical, mental and emotional) of their
clients, before the procedure, so they employ the proper application
of the cups to produce the desired outcome.
get proper training before integrating Cupping Therapy into
is a powerful therapy, which if performed incorrectly can cause
negative results. Purchasing a video and some cups will not
provide sufficient training to effectively and safely administer
negative pressure, rather than tissue compression for superior
bodywork from MFR and Deep Tissue to MLD – and everything
in between! Suction cups rapidly facilitate rigid soft tissue
release, loosens & lifts connective tissue, breaks up and
drains stagnation while increasing blood & lymph flow to skin
& muscles in ways not possible using compression.
benefit of Negative Pressure Massage is that it really feels great.
The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system,
thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body.
It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment.
Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel
– hours... sometimes even days afterwards.
added bonus is the reduced wear and tear to the practitioner.
The physical repetitive activity is tough on the professional
body worker - tools used in Baguanfa greatly increase the practitioners’
comfort and physical longevity. This fact alone merits attention
from every body-worker who uses their hands, arms, legs and back.
has 3 day Advanced Workshops to train Massage Therapists in using
Cups for Negative Pressure Massage.
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have 8 different Cupping Sets that address the entire body
from head to toe. We designed and produce Cupping sets that
raises the bar in quality for what is currently available
to the consumer.
believe that it is not enough to provide exceptional education
and support, we contend that providing therapists with superior
equipment is absolutely neccessary.
to its wide application, many other therapies can greatly benefit
from Baguanfa techniques including; Physiotherapy, Aromatherapy,
Reflexology, Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Detoxification, Biomagnetic
Field Therapy, Chiropractics, Shiatsu, Osteopathy, aesthetic protocols,
pre and post surgical care.
Cupping can be combined or used as a supplement to traditional
massage sessions. The results from the cups are comparable to
other expensive and many times painful treatments that usually
require large mechanical devices to deliver the results that you
expect and want.
traditional application involves inserting a flame into a glass
cup to heat the air and create a vacuum, whereas the manual vacuum
cups employ a hand pump. Other manual cups being introduced include
silicone, rubber, and glass cups with rubber bulbs.
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Since the techniques use negative
pressure, rather than tissue compression, superior bodywork ranging
from MFR and deep tissue work to MLD is easily accomplished. The
suction of the cups rapidly facilitates rigid soft tissue release
by stretching it up from underlying structures, thus loosening
areas of adhesion or restriction, activating muscle spindle reflexes
that relax contractile tissue and retraining the myofacial structures.
Further, it stimulates the nervous system reflex to the cerebral
cortex, contributing to an increased rate of recovery from pain
The effects are remarkable on hypertonicity and aching muscles
and activate the secretion of synovial fluids, which release joint
stiffness in ways not possible using the pressure of traditional
massage. It concurrently creates localized expansion of tissue,
producing a profound vasodilatation reaction - drawing blood flow
to areas of ischemic pain, raising skin temperature, promoting
metabolism within the skin tissue for better functioning of sweat
and sebaceous glands, flushing capillary beds, draining stagnant
blood, toxins and lymph, and re-supplying vital nutrients.
Its use in beauty therapy is based
around promoting hormone production, encouraging blood and the
secretion of digestive fluids and increased peristaltic movements
in the bowels and internal organs, thus removing harmful toxins
that speed up the ageing process and other degenerative conditions.
Another effective application of the cupping technique is in the
treatment of cellulite. A very light suction provides drainage,
while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation
and loosen adhesions or “dimpling.” The thighs and
hip region should be cupped prior to a wrapping procedure to enhance
the absorption of topical products. Another application of Negative
Pressure Massage include an extraordinary face lift and drainage
treatment and the addition of new equipment that include negative
and positive polarity magnet make Biomagnetic Therapy potentials
to the Recipient
- Deep tissue work and release without discomfort
- Moves stagnation and drains fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Breaks Up and Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle and Connective Tissues
- Loosens Adhesions
- Pulls blood supply to the Skin
Facilitates the movement of Qi and Blood systemically
- Dispels wind, damp and cold to treat muscle and joint
pain, stiffness, and arthritis
- Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow
of lymphatic fluid
- Treats excess heat conditions, fever, stress, depression
Cleans the blood and lymph and helps to balance PH levels
suction created by cupping pulls stagnant fluids to the
surface, removes toxic pathogens and promotes fresh oxygenated, nutrient
rich blood & lymph
to the Practitioner
Deep work with less strain on the Practitioner, extending
- Tissue release without discomfort to client
- Reduced time in treatment
- Increase in Revenues and Treatment Potentials
- Enjoyable to Perform on Clients
- Effective in resolving previously
unresolved or plateaued conditions
to work on greater range of people and
a wider variety of conditions and issues
Cupping is easy to do - it is not simple. Proper client
assessment and application of the many different variations
of Cupping is essential to safe effective outcomes.
Responding to Cupping Therapy
these treatments gain wider audience and applications
are addressed, new and sometimes surprising results occur.
list is a partial, but steadily growing one that we will
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- Colds & Influenza
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Intestinal disorders
- High blood pressure, stroke and arteriosclerosis
- Bronchial asthma & congestion
- Gynecological disorders
- Kidney disorders (including frequent/urgent
- Dispels colds and respiratory infections
- Relieves gastrointestinal symptoms such
as stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea
- Liver disorders
- Gallbladder disorders
- Dermatological disorders
- Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Anxiety & insomnia
- Post-injury trauma
- Post-surgery adhesions
- Musculo-skeletal problems: pain, spasms,
cramps, tightness, numbness, stiffness of the back and
- Chronic gastric pain
- Menopausal discomforts
- Activates the skin, clears stretch marks
and wrinkles and improves varicose veins
Cupping is contraindicated in cases of severe diseases, i.e.
cardiac failure, renal failure, ascites due to hepato-cirrhosis
and severe edema, as well as hemorrhagic diseases such as
allergic pupura, hemophilia and leukemia, and clients with
dermatosis, destruction of skin, or allergic dermatitis. Cupping
should not be applied on the portion where hernia exists or
has occurred in the past. For pregnant women, the lower abdomen,
medial leg and lumbosacral region should be avoided.
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treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication.
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