A deep tissue massage with cupping combines the massage technique with ancient Chinese cupping to help relieve pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, muscle relaxation and well-being.
Dating back to traditional Chinese and middle eastern cultures, cupping uses suction cups to lift the tissue up and pull on the fascia, which is the tissue that covers muscles. Just like a deep tissue massage, this loosens up the fascia by unwinding it to provide more flexibility and eases pain.
Because the cups are left on for five to fifteen minutes at a time, small blood vessels can tend to burst and leave behind gentle bruising that fades between five to fourteen days after the treatment.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massaging with Cupping
The idea behind deep tissue massage with cupping is that the suction from the cups penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, muscle and fascia, increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the area. This allows energy and blood to transit freely, which helps improve circulation, reduce stiffness and muscle cramps, reduce scar tissue and accelerate healing, all while promoting a state of general well-being.
Cupping can be beneficial for conditions such as:
- Chronic muscle pains due to injuries or sports
- Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and depression
- Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
You should consult your physician and massage therapist before trying a deep tissue massage with cupping to ensure this technique is appropriate for you.
Schedule Your Massage Therapy Today
Kelly Erceg is a licensed massage therapist in Santiago who combines eastern and western techniques to offer several massage techniques, including deep tissue massage with cupping. The Kelly Erceg Massage studio is conveniently located between Metro stations El Golf and Tobalaba in Las Condes.
To book a visit to the studio and start benefiting from a deep tissue massage combined with cupping techniques, visit our website or call +56 9 5638-9970.