Whether you’ve experienced it before, seen Michael Phelps come out of the pool with circular “hickey” marks or have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, here is a little more information and benefits of Lacey Massage cupping.

Cupping creates suction and negative pressure. Just like massage therapy, treatment can be light or heavy and should always be adjusted for the comfort of the client.

Massage Cupping Therapy softens tight muscles, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to the body’s tissues. Massage cupping is not an irritant to the skin or body, but rather draws out

Just like massage therapy, the skin may turn red which indicates circulation of blood coming to the surface. The increase of blood flow to your muscles brings nourishment to those stubborn
tight and “stuck” muscles.

Finally! Let’s talk about a “cup kiss”. Repeat after me “this is not a bruise!” A “cup kiss” the circular “hickey” like mark that sometimes is left after treatments is considered an added bonus. This mark indicates the release of intense stagnation of body fluids needing to be released. The “cup kiss” will dissipate anywhere between a few hours to a few days.

It is important to communicate with your therapist on pressure and comfort during your cupping treatment, as it is during a massage.

Come on in and let’s get you started with Lacey massage cupping therapy at Warwick chiropractic and Massage!