Cupping is a traditional Chinese technique that creates suction on the skin, as opposed to the tissue compression techniques that used during a typical massage. Sometimes, pulling instead of pushing allows us to loosen tissue much faster! Sure, it looks a little scary, but trust us, you will love the benefits.
Suction pulls blood to the surface of the skin, which improves circulation and promotes healing, and it can seriously loosen your connective tissue. Cupping therapy helps relieve aching muscles.. think post workout soreness cut in half! It can release joint stiffness, and may reduce inflammation for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
At Salt Mountain we use pliable silicone cups instead of the traditional glass/fire combo, because they're safer and more comfortable. They also glide well over the skin, enabling us to massage with the cups and seriously loosen tissue, for example the IT band! Ask us about cupping today, you wont regret it!