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RMADN - May 18, 2023
Cupping therapy, an age-old alternative treatment form, has gained considerable traction in recent years. Its reputed health benefits, from relieving muscle tension to promoting cell repair, have attracted a wide range of individuals. However, as with any therapy, knowing what to do – and what to avoid – after a session is equally important. This article serves as a guide for those who have undergone or are contemplating cupping therapy.
Cupping therapy is a form of traditional medicine that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This action is believed to stimulate blood flow, enhance well-being, and treat a variety of health conditions.
But the therapy doesn't end when the cups are removed. The period following the therapy, known as the aftercare phase, is crucial in maximizing the benefits of the treatment and preventing any adverse effects. In this phase, certain activities and substances are best avoided to ensure the treated areas heal properly.
In cupping therapy, a therapist places cups (usually made of glass, bamboo, or silicone) onto your skin. They then create a vacuum within these cups by heating the air inside or using a suction device. This suction pulls the skin and superficial muscle layer upward into the cup, resulting in a variety of therapeutic effects.
The suction causes your blood vessels to expand, which can improve blood flow and circulation. It is also thought to help with pain, inflammation, and even promote relaxation and well-being.
Showering immediately after cupping therapy is generally not recommended. Here's why:
As a rule of thumb, it's advisable to wait at least 4-6 hours before showering after a cupping session. This allows your body enough time to initiate the healing process and adjust to the treatment.
Apart from showers, there are several other things you should steer clear of after cupping therapy:
Understanding the dos and don'ts after cupping therapy can significantly enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Remember, while this guide provides general recommendations, always consult with your therapist for personalized aftercare advice tailored to your specific needs. If you have any further queries or are ready to book your next cupping session, our team at RMADN Services is here to assist you. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and embark on your journey toward enhanced wellness.