Cupping therapy in Hertfordshire 

At AS Sports Therapy in the Hertfordshire clinic, cupping therapy is a treatment we offer in conjunction with manual therapy or a standalone treatment. Cupping therapy is used to help relieve muscle tension and any associated pain. The treatment involves using silicon pods that are applied to the fascia, which allows to grab, pull and push the area to treat the pain and increase mobility. 

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Reduced joint mobility

  • Headaches

  • Muscle pain and tension

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain

  • Aches and pains from exercise and ongoing activity

  • Stress and anxiety 

How can cupping therapy help me?

Cupping therapy in Hertfordshire - appointments can be booked in the Berkhamsted clinic in Hertfordshire. To book a cupping therapy treatment in Hertfordshire click here or call 07521 310701 to enquire.

How does cupping therapy work?

Cupping therapy involves drawing the skin upwards through suction within a silicon pod. This creates a vacuum effect which then draws new blood to the area promoting diffusion and osmosis. The sensation of cupping also has an effect on the nervous system, providing sensory stimulus which can reduce pain and improve proprioception. 

What side effects can occur from cupping therapy?

A common question with regards to cupping therapy is what is the cause of the circular bruises that appear after cupping therapy. This is a result from the release of blood under the skin, causing a change in colour. These can often remain for a few days or slightly longer after receiving cupping therapy. Other potential side effects can include dizziness and feeling light headed.

If you would like to book a cupping therapy treatment or any other treatment, then please click the button below or simply send a message if you would like to inquire about more information.

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