Fire Cupping & Brain Balance

Cupping or Fire Cupping is an ancient therapy used in China for thousands of years. Acupuncturists have been practicing cupping treatment for centuries. This form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used on Olympic athletes and professional athletes, as well as regular folks in need of muskeoskeletal relief.

Special glass cups are used and a flame is lit inside the cup before quickly placing the cup on the patient’s body. This lack of oxygen is what creates the suction necessary for therapeutic benefit. Once the cup is in place, oil can be applied to the skin and the cups can be moved around an area of the body, or, they can be left stationary to target a specific acupoint or muscle. During a cupping procedure the patient should experience a warm, pulling, stretching sensation, but not pain.

After the cups are in place, your practitioner will incorporate Brain Balance Therapy into the mix for optimal relaxation and recovery.  This combo will help your fascia and brain tissue to release toxins, adhesions, and any emotional imprints stuck in the body. 

there are numerous benefits for cupping including:

Prepare for temporary marks

Cupping may leave temporary red marks on your back. The red marks are a result of the blood being pulled into that area. The darker the mark, the more stagnant fluids (toxins, blood and lymph) were dredged up during treatment. The marks last anywhere from a few hours to several days. The more often you receive cupping for the same issue, the lighter the marks will be. They will go away after a few days or a week, and for some it could take slightly longer.

Post-treatment care

Your after-cupping care is superimportant to ensure you stay healthy and reap the benefits. If possible, cover the area for a day or two to prevent it from being exposed to the elements. Drink lots of water and avoid heavy stimulants (alcohol) within 24 hours of receiving this treatment.

At Balanced Manual Therapy, we integrate Brain Balance therapy into this session for optimal relaxation and recovery.