For athletes looking to boost their performance, cupping therapy has become a popular treatment option. This ancient Chinese practice involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum, which draws the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. While it was originally used to treat a variety of health conditions, from pain to respiratory issues, cupping therapy has recently gained popularity as a tool for improving athletic performance.
One of the key ways cupping therapy can improve athletic performance is by promoting faster recovery times. After a workout or competition, athletes often experience muscle soreness and stiffness, which can impact their ability to perform at their best. Cupping therapy can help to increase blood flow to the muscles, which can aid in the removal of toxins and waste products that contribute to soreness and stiffness. This, in turn, can help athletes recover more quickly and get back to their training sooner.
Cupping therapy can also improve athletic performance by increasing flexibility and range of motion. By relaxing the muscles and breaking up adhesions, cupping therapy can help to reduce muscle tension and improve flexibility. This can be especially beneficial for athletes who rely on their flexibility, such as gymnasts, dancers, and martial artists.
Another way that cupping therapy can improve athletic performance is by reducing the risk of injury. By promoting blood flow and relaxation, cupping therapy can help to reduce muscle tension and prevent the development of muscle imbalances. This, in turn, can reduce the risk of injury and keep athletes performing at their best.
While there is still much to be learned about the specific ways in which cupping therapy can improve athletic performance, there is some evidence to suggest that it may be effective. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that cupping therapy was effective in reducing muscle soreness and increasing range of motion in a group of professional athletes.
It is important to note that cupping therapy should not be used as a standalone treatment for athletic performance, but rather as a complementary therapy to be used alongside other training techniques and treatments prescribed by a healthcare professional. Additionally, it is important to work with a qualified practitioner who can provide guidance on how to incorporate cupping therapy into a comprehensive training plan.
In conclusion, cupping therapy has the potential to be a valuable tool for athletes looking to improve their performance. By promoting faster recovery times, increasing flexibility, and reducing the risk of injury, cupping therapy can help athletes to train harder and perform at their best. While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of cupping therapy for athletic performance, the available evidence suggests that it may be a useful addition to an athlete’s training regimen.
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Anxiety is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. While there are a variety of treatments available for anxiety, many people seek natural remedies to help manage their symptoms. One such remedy is cupping therapy, an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to promote healing and well-being.
Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum, which draws the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. This technique is believed to stimulate the flow of blood and energy throughout the body, which can help reduce tension, promote relaxation, and improve overall health.
Studies have shown that cupping therapy may be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety. In a 2017 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers found that cupping therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety in patients. The study involved 60 participants with anxiety who were randomly assigned to receive either traditional cupping therapy or a sham treatment. The participants who received actual cupping therapy experienced a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms compared to those who received the sham treatment.
Another study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014 found that cupping therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with myofascial pain syndrome, a condition that can cause chronic pain and discomfort. The study involved 60 participants who received either cupping therapy or a control treatment. The participants who received cupping therapy experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms compared to those who received the control treatment.
In addition to its potential benefits for anxiety, cupping therapy may also help reduce physical symptoms associated with anxiety, such as muscle tension and headaches. Cupping therapy is believed to help relax the muscles and improve circulation, which can help relieve pain and tension in the body.
While cupping therapy may be a useful tool in managing symptoms of anxiety, it is important to note that it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure safe and effective application of the technique. Furthermore, cupping therapy should not be used as a standalone treatment for severe anxiety or other mental health conditions, but rather as a complementary therapy to be used alongside other treatments prescribed by a healthcare professional.
In conclusion, cupping therapy is an all-natural and non-invasive therapy that may provide relief for symptoms of anxiety. While more research is needed to fully understand its benefits, the available evidence suggests that it may be a useful tool in promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety symptoms. As always, it is important to work with a qualified practitioner to ensure safe and effective application of the technique. We would love to show you how it feels. It comes as a free spot specific upgrade with any wellness service too.
Becky Divine, Jeff Tadlock, Kate Murphy, and Kasuandra Carter are our new additions to HHT. Come try them out as they are accepting new clients. Our location is Southwest of Columbia MO. We have even been rated Best Massage of 2022 and 2023! Come in and feel better faster!
Yes you heard that correct. We at Hands of Healing Touch were voted in as best Massage Therapist of 2022! Thank you Columbia Missouri for trusting us to work with you! We really take pride in what we do. We continuously learn and grow. We are very confident that our deep tissue massage or our recovery work will get you back to feeling better and fast!
Looking for Licensed and insured Massage Therapists to come join our team. Please email resume at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a call 573-424-2592.
Our new Hydromassage Lounge is a wonderful alternative, to avoid touch from therapists during a time when you are trying to take precautions.
We do not offer this service on line at this time, however it is available to book upon calling. Since covid and the fact that we are a small independent practice, we too are taking precautions. Having by appointment only prevents the number of exposure. We really are trying our best and we thank you so much for still coming in.
Considering the lounge will not replace our hands on skills, It will give a fantastic backside massage. The screen you see, allows you to adjust pressure and speed to your liking. You can even adjust it to focus on specific areas. 15 mins is about all you need, however it is ok to stay on it as long as you need esp if there is no one right after you.
Any of our add on services including the lounge cost $10. The lounge as a stand alone session costs only $20. So it's a very affordable option to try. Kids love it too!
You deserve a relaxing massage. We are happy to serve you in the way you prefer to heal. See you soon!
We are excited to announce our massage schedule will re-open back up October 14, 2020. We unfortunately have been closed since March 2020 due to Covid-19. We tried to re-open in May but had a short lived run with staffing issues. We are currently in the middle of training our newest team members to assure you the best care. Our mission is to having your feel your best as fast as your body allows. We strive for five star reviews and we won't sell you something your body won't need. Our service menu has slightly changed along with our prices. Please check out our online menu for further information or give us a call.
Did you see we now offer acupuncture and auricular therapy?!
Acupuncture is a drug free pain relief alternative. Thin needles are gently inserted into pressure points of the body to relieve and boost wellbeing. It is a process that last anywhere from 30 to 45 mins. Auricular therapy is magnets placed along side of your pressure points of the ears and can be worn for multiple days at a time.
Acupuncture has been proven to relieve back pain, neck pain, TMJD, carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, knee pain, headaches and even migraines. It is safe with no side effects, and can be combined with other types of pain treatments. It is a wonderful alternative to pain medication and it produces real results!
Which Essential Oils Can You Use in Pregnancy?
Many mums-to-be enjoy aromatherapy and want to carry on with it to help them ease the aches and pains or other symptoms of pregnancy. If you want to carry on with your aromatherapy massage or routine, remember:
As long as your pregnancy is going well, it’s fine for you to use:
Do you know someone who does a good deep tissue massage and who is looking for work? Please let them know we are looking for a team mate! We would love to have an acupuncturist as well! Pass the word!