What is Medicinal Cupping?
Cupping works through the power of suction, which is created either by introducing a flame into a cup or by manually extracting the air from a cup. The aim is to create a controlled vacuum within the cup, which is then placed on a specific region of your body to effectively activate its self-healing systems and mechanisms.
Different types of cups are used for different purposes. They can be made of silicone, bamboo, earthenware, glass, or other types of synthetics. At Advaya we use cups made of transparent, durable, and high-grade plastic from which we manually extract air to achieve precise amounts of vacuum for each part of your body. They also feature a small magnetic element in their center which, when brought in contact with your skin, interacts as catalyst with the energy lines or points over which the cup is used. These cups are also easiest to sanitize, which means you will always be treated with materials and equipment that are properly cleaned and decontaminated.
Cupping expands and stretches your skin, muscles, and fascia, which opens more space for fresh nutrient blood to enter an irritated or aggravated area, and for toxins, natural waste materials, and other types of irritants to depart. Once these are flushed into your lymphatic system, your body can dispose of them effectively, as normal.
By lifting your skin through cupping, your fascia becomes temporarily expanded which can result in a controlled local myofascial decompression, which often results in the untangling of the underlying blood vessels, glands, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This leads to an increased blood and fluid circulation, causing cellular, energetic, and physical adjustments to take place, such as an increase in the metabolic rate. The unnatural but normally safe effects of cupping cause your body to immediately activate its immune and self-healing mechanisms, which remain active well beyond your treatment.