Cupping massage in locations such as Edmonton is becoming popular, with many people becoming more aware of the benefits that the therapy brings. This therapy can be categorized into three different types that include dry cupping, wet cupping, and hot Cupping. These cupping massage types work differently depending on the situation. However, our professional practitioners at AH Massage Acupuncture largely use different cupping massages to treat pain, blood disorders, skin problems, among others when the therapy is appropriate. In this blog, we take a look at the types of cupping massage in Edmonton.
Hot Cupping massage is very popular when it comes to traditional Chinese medicine, it uses a cotton ball heat source, which is lit on fire for a moment, then placed within a glass cup. When the heat source is taken away, the cup develops a negative air pressure within the cup and when applied, the skin is raised up into the cup.
Although hot cupping therapy offers the benefit of warming the skin, the level of how much the skin is raised up into the cup can differ. This is because of different factors that include the type of heat source, period of time the cup is heated, size of the cup, time taken between heating the cup and placing it on the body, and the practitioner’s goals towards the desired effect.
For patients looking for the most aggressive type of cupping, wet Cupping massage can be the best option. During the therapy, practitioners use small needles to create little cut marks on the skin, which results in a bit of bleeding. The cups will then be applied on top of the area to drain the blood easier.
The main reason for wet cupping is to reduce stagnation of bad blood and increase blood flow or circulation. With potential legalities, and proper clean-up procedures required to perform wet cupping, our practitioners are skilled and approved to perform the wet cupping massage.
Last but not least, dry cupping massage includes an acceptable, pre-programmed amount of air decompression inside a given cup. During the procedure, the pre-programmed amount of air is not to be increased over a certain interval, offering the practitioner total control of the outcome of suction easily and more safely.
This massage therapy is achieved through a vacuum suction effect, using a hand pump to pull out the air from the top of the cup.
Why AH Massage Acupuncture Incorporates Cupping Massage
At AH Massage Acupuncture, we perform all types of cupping massage therapies in Edmonton as they are safe and versatile. Currently, our doctors perform the aforementioned therapies at Unit 245, 9750 51 Ave NW, Edmonton AB and they have been serving this location since 1995. If you are in search of a reliable and affordable massage center in locations such as Edmonton, your search ends here as AH massage & Acupuncture is here to serve local residents with some of the best massage therapies. Call us at 780 456-6999 or 780-435-5312 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.