Cupping therapy

Cupping is a soft tissue technique used to encourage proper blood flow, relieve pain, remove stagnation, and pull out toxins that can linger in the body’s tissues

Cupping therapy in Lincoln, NE

Soft tissues in the body can become inflamed and adhered to each other, which often results in pain and tension. Using a suction mechanism, cupping is used to treat these areas of inflammation by lifting the skin, tissues, and muscles upward to encourage proper blood flow and relaxation of the muscles.

How it works

Cupping can be viewed as the opposite of massage. Instead of applying pressure down upon the body’s muscles, the suction from the negative pressure created in the cups lifts the skin, tissue, and muscles upward. The purpose of the suction is to encourage proper blood flow, break up adhesions, and relieve pain.

The suction from the cups can also help release toxins and metabolic waste products from the body’s tissues. The suction is believed to draw stagnant blood and cellular debris to the surface, facilitating their removal.

What it treats

Head & Neck
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Jaw / TMJ Pain
  • Numbness / Tingling
  • Low back pain
    Upper and mid back pain
    SI joint dysfunction
    Disc herniations
    Muscle spasms
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Numbness / tingling
  • Finger / thumb / wrist pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
Ankle & Foot
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Big toe pain
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


Does cupping hurt?

Most people find cupping to be a very relaxing and enjoyable experience that involves minimal pain or discomfort.

Why does it cause such prominent bruising?

After cupping, circular bruises or marks may appear on the skin. These are known as “cupping marks” and are caused by the rupture of small blood vessels beneath the skin. While they may look like bruises, they are generally not painful and are temporary, typically disappearing within a few days to a week.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Cupping is a very safe and effective technique. The biggest side effect that occurs is the skin discoloration/bruising following a treatment.

Will I feel immediate relief?

Everyone has a slightly different response to cupping. Some people feel immediate relief, while others feel relief in the day or two after their session.

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