Cupping Therapy near you in Chicago
In 2016, cupping made national news when the temporary circular bruising was photographed on many of the competing Olympians. Since then, cupping has been steadily on the rise, both in athletes and everyday people experiencing pain daily.
Locals in Chicago, Illinois looking to experience cupping therapy have many options available for skilled, licensed therapists.
Now, it boasts many of the same benefits as a deep tissue massage, such as reducing pain and inflammation, increasing circulation, and improving your overall well-being.
What Is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient technique spanning thousands of years that uses suction of the skin to promote healing and reduce pain. Its history began in ancient Egypt and was later refined in Chinese medicine before making the jump to Western culture.
As we know it today, the cupping technique developed in traditional Chinese medicine where heated cups are applied to the skin along acupressure points in order to stimulate the flow of the body’s natural energy. Cupping therapy uses negative pressure rather than tissue compression and to release rigid soft tissue, lift connective tissue, and bring blood flow to skin and muscles.
It treats a wide variety of health conditions, such as:
- Physical pain, such as joint pain, lower back pack, arthritis, sports injuries, and more
- Headaches and migrainesHigh blood pressure
- Skin conditions like stretch marks, varicose veins, surgical scars, acne, herpes, and more
- Depression, anxiety, and stress
- Neurological issues such as facial paralysis and cervical spondylosis
- Fertility issues
Are There Different Types of Cupping?
These are two main cupping techniques:
Dry cupping, in which the therapist places alcohol, paper, or herbs in a cup, allows it to burn for a few moments, and then puts the fire out. The cup is then placed on the client’s skin. As the cup cools, it creates a suction that stretches the skin up into the cup for a few minutes before the therapist removes it.However, as this technique has grown in popularity at local gems like Chicago Bodywork, there’s now the more common option of silicone cups being placed on the body for several minutes across the area of tension, which helps relieve the discomfort and open the ligament up.
Wet cupping is essentially the same as traditional dry cupping, with one change. After the therapist removes the cup, s/he will make a few light cuts on the client’s skin and use the second cup to draw up a small amount of blood. This removes the impurities from the blood.
How Long Is a Cupping Session?
In Chicago, Illinois, a cupping appointment typically lasts about 15-30 minutes.
How Much Does Cupping Therapy Cost in Chicago?
Chicago, Il, expect to pay around $30 for a 15-minute regular cupping session.
How Do I Book an Appointment for Cupping in Chicago?
Start feeling like your best self now. Check out the above listings above and find the best cupping practitioners in Chicago, or download the free Booksy app to book an appointment today.