Our Cupping Sets Range
Our Range of Cupping Sets provides you with multiple choices of products that you could use to perform dry and wet cupping therapy. We sell both Glass and silicone cupping sets so you can choose a cupping set according to your's or your client's needs. Cupping is an amazing Complementary Service that you can provide if you are Sports Massage Therapist, Massage Therapist or alternative therapy practitioner. If you are looking for a course that you can join to learn Cupping Techniques, one of our amazing affiliates, Core Elements runs regular classes and has trained loads of people in various different complementary services and therapies so have a look and see if anything appeals to you as it's always a good time to learn something new.
The following information is not meant to be in any way prescriptive and is merely content that has been compiled to help you make an informed decision about which product could suit you. Please remember to contact your physician or sports medicine professional for proper, qualified guidance.
Please take a look at our Cupping Sets Guide for more information of the different options of cupping sets available.
What is Cupping?
Cupping involves the use of specifically designed cups that create a vacuum between your skin and the cup, This suction can help with a range of minor issues to do with the skin, general wellbeing, inflammation, and muscle pain. There are two types of cupping, dry cupping, and wet cupping but both make use of heat which usually involves flammable substances and fire. The air inside the cup cools and creates the suction needed to lift the skin. Cupping is essentially an alternative therapy technique that is sometimes branded as a pseudo-science due to its ancient origins but both dry and wet cupping pose a host of potential benefits.
What are the benefits of Cupping?
- Breaks up Scar Tissue adhesions and promotes myofascial release
- Cupping has been proven to be effective for Acne in recent studies and the British Cupping Association claims it helps with Eczema as well
- Decreases toxins in the skin
- Pain relief and anti-inflammatory – Great for Back and Shoulder Pain
- Can help treat Anxiety and Depression
- Can be used to help treat varicose veins
- Pain relief and Anti-inflammatory effects can be used to help manage Arthritis pain and fibromyalgia pain
- Can help lower blood pressure
What are the dangers of cupping?
Although Cupping can pose numerous benefits, there are also a few dangers that you need to be wary of due to the nature of cupping therapy and the fact that some people seeking cupping therapy have sensitive skin. Two of the dangers are ironically scarring and worsening eczema. There are other dangers to the skin with some rare cases of Keloids caused by Wet Cupping. Other side effects of Cupping could include burns, infections, skin damage after repeated treatments. Usually, when you’re done with cupping, the area is cleansed and a bandage may be applied to help prevent infections.
How often should a person have Cupping treatments?
Ideally not more than twice a week. If you are getting cupping therapy for health reasons then it could benefit you to have cupping therapy weekly, if you are having cupping therapy done for the benefits it could pose for your skin then you don’t need to go regularly and go in as and when required.
Can you cup yourself?
Self-Cupping is indeed a thing, although due to the nature of cupping therapy, it is advised that you refer to a sports medicine professional or someone who is officially trained. One of our affiliates, Core Elements, runs regular courses that cover everything you need to know about cupping. They even have a YouTube channel that shows you an example of how you can do self-cupping.