FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is cupping therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient, holistic method of treating a variety of ailments by enhancing blood flow through the use of suction. Though the exact origin of cupping is debatable, its use has been documented in both early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Today cupping therapy is commonly used to decompress and release adhesions, scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, lymphatic drainage, decrease tissue changes and inflammation.
Cupping massage therapy is the practice of combining traditional cupping techniques while moving the cups around the affected area. The act of moving the cups over the skin while maintaining suction provides an added level of pain relief and muscle-soothing to traditional massage. Cupping massage supplies for at-home use or professional cupping sets are readily available and easy to incorporate into existing massage treatments or self-care routines.
How do I use a deep tissue massage tool?
Manual deep tissue massagers like the Thumbby Soft Massage Cone and The Original Index Knobber II act as an extension of the therapist's hand allowing for precise, consistent pressure to alleviate pain while avoiding overuse injuries. To properly use and maintain your manual massagers, consult the manufacturer’s instructions.
What are the must-have manual massage tools?
While at home massagers are often the electric variety, professional massage and physical therapists often employ manual massage tools like massaging cupping sets, the Original Index Knobber for accessing deep tissue, and simple thumb savers to provide support. Massage Warehouse offers a variety of manual and electric massage tools for both self-care and professional applications.