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Cupping Therapy


Cupping is a popular treatment option for people with muscle pain, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, and so much more!

What is cupping?

Cupping originates from ancient healing practices that involves placing suction cups on the skin to create a vacuum, which can help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.

What are the benefits of cupping?

  • Pain Relief- Cupping can help reduce pain and inflammation, making it a popular treatment for conditions such as arthritis and back pain.
  • Decreased Muscle Tension- Cupping can help relax tense muscles, making it a great treatment option for athletes and people with new or chronic muscle pain or stiffness
  • Improved Circulation- Cupping can help improve blood flow to the muscles and tissues, which can help deliver nutrients and oxygen to the body’s cells to promote healing
  • Improved Range of Motion- Cupping can reduce muscle tension, which can result in improved range of motion

Who can benefit from cupping?

Cupping is great for people who have tight or overactive muscles. It is also beneficial for people with muscle strains. Athletes are often big fans of cupping because it helps to relieve muscle pain and tension without causing much soreness, meaning they can continue training as they normally would. Some common areas that are treated with cupping are:

  • Traps
  • Mid Back
  • Low Back and QL
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves

How does cupping work?

When cups are placed on the skin, the vacuum created by the cups can help stimulate blood flow to the affected area, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Cupping can also help relax tense muscles and relieve pressure on nerves, which can contribute to pain.

During a cupping session, a trained practitioner will typically place cups on the affected area and leave them in place for several minutes. The cups may be moved around or left in one position, depending on the patient’s needs.

At Butler Spine & Sport, we combine cupping with chiropractic adjustments to help treat the muscle tension that often accompanies restricted joints.

Is cupping painful?

While cupping is not painful, it can leave bruises on the patient. This is due to the increased blood flow brought to the area from the cups. Bruising is completely normal and the bruises usually fade within a week.

Interested? Schedule an appointment on our website or by calling (913) 359-5819. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the treatment options we have to offer, please reach out. Consultations are always free!

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