Footopia is one of the only spas in the Coral Springs and Parkland area that provides the cupping technique for its clients. Cupping is an ancient Chinese treatment that is believed to open the body’s meridians through which energy flows to organs and tissues throughout the body. This alternative therapy occurs when cups are placed on the skin to create suction, which releases stagnation, pain and discomfort from meridians in the body. Cupping has also been shown to relax tight muscles and joints, giving a feeling of well-being and looseness of the body.
With this service, you will experience cups that are placed on areas to be treated and then a pump is used to create a partial vacuum. Cups remain in place for five to 15 minutes and the cups stimulate circulation and the body’s ability to heal. Cupping is used to treat back pain, soft tissue injuries and sprains, and can aid in the relief of chest congestion and chronic bronchitis. In some cases, cupping is also a useful tool for internal conditions such as headaches, cough, asthma, post-stroke, arthritis, stress, fibromyalgia, and other ailments.
Cupping is a painless treatment that provides immediate benefits during the appointment, and lasting benefits after the appointment. One way to think about cupping is that it’s the inverse of a massage, so rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull the skin, tissue and muscles upward. You will experience unproblematic red circles immediately following your visit with Footopia, but these will go away in a few days.
Our Footopia team is highly trained in the cupping technique and is available to help comfort your body from head to toe. Cupping can be experienced as its own service, or it can be added to any other massage, manicure or pedicure while you’re at Footopia. Call for an appointment today, and experience increased comfort as soon as tomorrow!
Step into a softly lit oasis with oversized, reclining loungers. Settle in. Lean back. Close your eyes and turn your feet, neck and shoulders over to a skilled and intuitive massage therapist. This is your hour, your space, your time to cherish Footopia.