Updated: May 22, 2019
Cupping is a Chinese Medicine modality in which cups are suctioned to the body stimulating lymph and blood circulation in an area. Cupping can help decrease muscle tension and knots, remove toxins, and help the body fight off colds and flus. This modality has become increasingly popular over the last few years especially since we have seen pictures of athletes such as Michael Phelps during the 2016 Olympics modeling big, hickey like, marks on his back. For many of us, we correlate cupping and pain relief. However, did you know cupping is exceptionally beneficial in anti-aging when used on the face? I know what you're probably thinking... "I don't want those marks on my face." Not to worry, facial cupping is very gentle. Instead of suctioning the cups to the face and letting them sit, the practitioner applies an oil, I use argon or coconut oil, and gently slides the cup along the face.
Facial cupping is rejuvenating because it improves circulation and brings fresh, oxygenated blood to the face. It also stimulates the lymphatic system to drain toxins. The improvement in blood circulation, as well as the lymph drainage, promotes cell repair and regeneration in the face resulting in younger looking skin and a natural glow.
Younger, plumper skin
Regenerates collagen and elastin
Relaxes muscle tension
Decreases acne flare-ups
Reduces fine line and wrinkles
Tones the face such as the chin and jawline
Provides a natural glow as it improves complexion
In addition to anti-aging, facial cupping is also beneficial for conditions such as
Facial cupping can be done at home. However, it is recommended to go to a qualified practitioner where you can lay back, relax, and enjoy a lovely treatment. For more information or to book an appointment, please visit breatheeasywellness.com