Cupping therapy, also known as 'cupping,' practiced at Club Hippocrate, is a contemporary version of the traditional technique. It makes use of hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone cups instead of glass cups. It is applied for various purposes, whether within the framework of physiotherapy with a progressive care protocol or as part of the anti-cellulite program. By employing these cups, suction is created, leading to an influx of fluids and the elimination of metabolic waste at the skin's surface, while stretching the tissues. When the cup is removed, it results in an immediate relaxation of the tissues and an improvement in fluid circulation. As a result, this method accelerates the elimination of toxins while increasing tissue oxygenation. Tissues relax, detoxify, and receive nourishment that enhances their mobility and flexibility. Cupping therapy is recognized for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, circulatory, detoxifying, relaxing, and energizing properties.
This technique proves useful in the treatment of various conditions, including tissue, muscle, and joint pain (such as capsulitis, tendonitis, sprains, osteoarthritis), as well as in the management of scars, edema, inflammation, cellulite, and wrinkles. Additionally, it offers benefits for respiratory issues (such as asthma, bronchitis, allergies), digestive disorders (such as constipation, gastritis), as well as for hyperactivity and stress management. However, it is important to note that cupping therapy is contraindicated in certain situations, including fever, skin problems (such as eczema, psoriasis, or fragile and sensitive skin), significant circulatory and blood disorders (such as hemophilia, severe varicose veins, coagulation problems), severe heart problems, high blood pressure, cancers, tumors, in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as in the elderly and children.
Finally, changes in skin coloration, ranging from pink to violet, may appear after the session, but they are harmless and tend to disappear after a few days. For each session, informed consent will be signed to release any liability regarding these changes in skin coloration.