Cupping is a traditional Chinese technique that is at least 2,000 years old with some of the earliest known literature appearing around 300 A.D. Cupping is the inverse of massage where instead of applying pressure to the muscles, suction pulls the muscles up into the cup.
The process is not painful and is often used to treat a multitude of problems from pain and soreness to respiratory issues. The technique uses the same meridians as acupuncture and can be used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments or separately as a therapeutic technique.
Cupping is considered one of the best deep tissue treatments available and impact muscles as deep as 4 inches from the suction site. It clears skin, unblocks blockages and helps to create a free flowing path for your qi.
Austin Medical has a wide selection of cupping sets from fire cup glass jars to plastic cupping sets. If you're interested in adding cupping to your therapeutic regimen or need replacements, we have everything you need from the large to the small scale.