Cupping

Home » Treatments » Cupping
Cupping

Cupping has been around for a very long time, in fact, Ancient Egypt has text from 1550 BC that mentions cupping therapy. Cupping therapy is part of many ancient healing systems, such as Chinese, Unani, traditional Korean, Tibetan, and Oriental medicine. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek Physician, also has documented extensive descriptions of cupping. Today, cupping has been an accepted very safe technique for musculoskeletal conditions.

Your therapists will use a silicone cupping system that will allow the tissue to have a sub-atmospheric pressure suction. This is believed to result in a release of the tissues. This process allows the skin to rise and the blood vessels to expand. The cups can then be glided across different areas to lift and separate the tissue. This enhances the release of interfaces between the neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscle, and tendons.

Benefits of Cupping:

  • Cupping helps to increase the blood flow throughout a muscle
  • Cupping allows nutrients to circulate into the area being treated
  • Cupping can provide pain relief by exciting small nerves within the muscle that will result in a chemical reaction, releasing pain inhibitors
  • Cupping is very relaxing and helps reduce muscular restrictions, scar/adhesions, decreased swelling, and increase rom.

Ready to learn more? Explore our related posts below all written by our own team at Hampton Physical Therapy.

Recent Posts

Posture: Why it’s So Important and Tips to Improve It!

Posture: Why it’s So Important and Tips to Improve It!

by Dr. Katherine Thibault, DPT Proper posture is something most of us struggle with. For as long as I can remember, my mom used to frequently remind me to stand up straight with my shoulders back. As a kid I never understood the importance of good posture. However,...

Sick of feeling injured? Dry Needling can help!

Sick of feeling injured? Dry Needling can help!

Dr. Katherine Thibault, DPT ~ Dry Needling. It sounds scary and a little intimidating. You may have heard of it and are wondering what it all entails and if you would benefit from it. Dry needling (DN) is a treatment option a DN certified Physical Therapist can...

Spring Cleaning: Taking Care to Prevent or Address Elbow Injury

Spring Cleaning: Taking Care to Prevent or Address Elbow Injury

A breakdown of a potential injury that can occur in your elbow that can easily become debilitating if not addressed early. By Michael Brezak, PT, DPT Winter may be finally coming to an end with the appearance of grass and increase in wet puddles in the road and yard....

Send Us A Message

 

Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Locations

Hampton Clinic

Hampton Clinic

881 Lafayette Rd (Route 1) Unit K (last unit on the left - across from Hampton Health/Core)
Hampton, NH, 03842

(603) 929-2880

Mon-Thu 7am-7pm - Fri 7am - 6pm

Hampton Clinic

Hampton South Clinic

55 High Street
Hampton, NH, 03842

(603) 929-2880

Mon-Thu 7am-7pm - Fri 7am - 6pm

Hampton Clinic

Seabrook Clinic

920 Lafayette Rd (Route 1) Unit 2 (second floor of Seacoast Sports Club)
Seabrook, NH, 03874

(603) 474-2259

Mon-Thu 7am-7pm - Fri 7am - 6pm