LARIMAR MED in St. Charles, Illinois is known for its variety of healing therapies that they offer. While many people are familiar with getting a massage, not everyone knows about the benefits of “cupping therapy”.
Different forms of bodywork can produce number of positive effects including improved circulation, reduced muscle tension, soft tissue repair, increased joint mobility, and of course, relaxation.
Cupping is a deeper therapy that creates a suction and improves blood flow, and helps with inflammation. It helps to stimulate the deeper tissue.
How is cupping therapy performed?
Your trained and licensed therapist will gently warm up small special cups and place them on your skin for a few minutes. This creates a vacuum that pulls up the tissue creating vasodilation, thereby increasing circulation to a specific area. It is believed to remove energy blockages that block a healthy flow of energy to a particular area. This in turn, helps promote cell repair and other regeneration.
Cupping can also be used to localize circulating toxins in the tissue and actually pull them through the skin.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage has been shown to lower stress, help with fibromyalgia, back pain and much more. A massage can help reduce anxiety and help you sleep better. As mentioned earlier, it can help with certain health conditions including asthma, type 1 diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.
A massage can be used to speed healing after an injury by improving the blood flow to an area. By increasing the circulation to an area, you are able to work out “knots”, and prevent future injuries.
Many studies have shown that there is a correlation between therapeutic massage and improved cardiovascular health. It can actually help to lower your blood pressure!
Contact our team at Larimar Med today to learn more about these health benefits!