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3 Reasons Why You Should Try Cupping Right Now

We live in a fast-paced society where the demands to meet the deadlines and excel in our chosen careers are so great. People are focused on their jobs that they are already used to the stress brought by the high demands of their work environment. Studies have found though that a lot of health related problems are caused by stress and not getting enough rest. It is important to take a break from time to time and recharge our body.
One of the best ways to de-stress is through getting a massage therapy. Lots of spa offers services reflexology, herbal body masks, nails services such as manicures and pedicures, body treatments and facials, acupuncture and cupping therapy. Read on to know about cupping therapy and the benefits of this form of alternative medicine.
Try Cupping Right Now
1. Cupping: A Secret Weapon – Cupping is an ancient alternative form of medicine which dates back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures. In this form of therapy, your therapist put special cups which may be made of bamboo, glass, silicone or earthenware on your skin for a few minutes. It then creates a suction which relieves pain and inflammation, increases blood flow and enhances overall well-being.  A flammable substance like herbs, alcohol or paper is put in a cup and set it on fire which is then put upside down on your skin. It creates a vacuum as the air inside the cup cools off. The cup is placed on your skin for up to 3 minutes.

2. Best Way to Improve Health Conditions – Cupping therapy has been practiced by a lot of people as it provides a lot of benefits. It is known as a safe way to reduce joint pain and muscle pain naturally. Cupping relaxes tense muscles and it also eases stiffness which is associated with neck pains and chronic back pains, rheumatism, fatigue, and migraine. Some of the athletes are also getting cup therapy to help them naturally improve their performance and reduces muscle cramps, stiffness, scar tissue and joint pains that are caused by injuries. Cupping is also one of the most effective relaxations since it sedates the central nervous system which allows people to enter into a relaxed state of mind. It also boosts skin health as it tones and firms skin by expanding the capillaries and improving blood flow. It is also used in the treatment of colds and other respiratory issues as it clears away phlegm and congestion and also nourishes the lungs. Cupping is also known to improve digestion. 3. Great Celebrities Use this Technique – Because of the wide range of benefits that cupping provides, a lot of celebrities have become a big fan of this treatment. Gwyneth Paltrow has been an avid enthusiast of cupping as she showed up with obvious cupping marks on her back on the red carpet. She finds this therapy session very relaxing and greatly amazing. Another Hollywood A-list who is a fan of cupping is Jennifer Anniston where she arrived at the premiere of her movie “Call me Crazy” wearing a strapless black dress which showed off her cupping marks. Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are also a big fan of cupping.

With just an hour or two of cupping therapy, you would come out of the spa feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. So go ahead and book an appointment with your local therapist for a healthier and happier you.

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Andy Bell
Andy Bell is a contributing writer at Inspiration Unlimited eMagazine.

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