At Valeo Physiotherapy, we want to provide our patients with the opportunity to achieve the best, and longest lasting results possible from their treatment. Cupping therapy along with massage therapy can provide longer lasting results than just massage treatment alone. This, along with many other health benefits, is why we offer Cupping Therapy to our patients!
Cupping is a practice that originates from ancient China. The therapy involves suction cupping specific places on the body to reduce inflammation and neuromuscular pain, while improving blood flow.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Some conditions that Cupping Therapy can help with are carpal tunnel syndrome, facial paralysis, arthritis, and patients who are planning to go into surgery or have already had an operation.
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