Western vs. Eastern Cupping, what's the difference?
In Western Modality Massage Cupping, the cup is kept in motion. Keeping the cup in motion prevents red marks from the suction. The overall treatment is amazingly relaxing and therapeutic. This style of cupping does not leave any marks on your skin like typical Eastern style cupping does.
One of the most amazing aspects of cupping is the “separation” or lift that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables fluid absorption and renewed blood flow to dehydrated undernourished tissue, which is invaluable in body contouring treatments. Separation of tissue can be a huge catalyst for change as the body begins to eliminate chronic congestion and lymph becomes more fluid.
How is Western Modality Massage Cupping therapy accomplished?
The cup is positioned over the area of the body to be treated and a light vacuum is created. The suction level can range from light to heavy, and the movements performed by the therapist can be stimulating or sedating. The cup is slowly moved around the area of treatment.
Massage cupping is also used in the treatment os scar tissue.