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May 01, 2021 2 min read

There are various therapies available for every back ache, and one of the oldest methods for such is “cupping.” Cupping is a form of ancient therapy where cups are heated and placed on areas of the body that hold a lot of tension to create a localized vacuum, loosening the muscles. Back pain, or even neck pain, after a tiring day can be eliminated with cupping.

How Does Cupping Work?

Due to the repetitive and sustained nature of our daily jobs, the fascia that surrounds our muscles becomes damaged. When this happens, collagen fibers become randomly disorganized and excessively adhered together, limiting elasticity and exerting a pull on both the fascia and the muscles, creating tension and eventually back pain. Cupping creates a vacuum by applying suction to draw underlying tissues into the cup and gently separate the restricted fascia. The rising of the tissues is meant to relieve tension and stress in the muscles, leaving you feeling looser. Blood vessels are forced to open up so circulation is increased, which helps remove toxins from the body while also initiates healing. Other benefits include:

  • Enhances circulation, drawing fluids into the tissues
  • Reduces pain
  • Alleviates stiffness
  • Washes away lactic acid
  • Decreases soreness and inflammation
  • Assist the body with the elimination of tissue congestion

What is Smart Cupping?

One of the most effective approaches to loosening a tight fascia is combining myofascial release techniques with decompression using a vacuum tool. Smart cupping incorporates both fascial release through vibration therapy and vacuum decompression via a dynamic suction cup. It also combines heat and red light therapy to give you a total cupping experience.

  • The dynamic suction cup initiates the lifting and separation of the fascia strands.
  • The built-in moist heat function hydrates the area so that myofascial strands can easily separate.
  • The vibration element applies pumping techniques and enhances circulation further.
  • The red light accentuates the healing process.

The back is the most often treated area with cupping therapy. If you’re experiencing back pains after work, you may want to try out this therapy and get your back cupped.