Cupping Therapy Treatment | What the Wellness | Well+Good

[Music] hey guys I’m Eliot dev and this is what the well list the show where I try out a ton of different wellness experiences and treatments to find out what’s weird and what’s actually worth it so today on what the one list I’m trying copy if you subscribed well and good what you should do right now you probably saw my gemstone acupuncture facial where I had cupping done on my face today I’m getting the full treatment on my body now I don’t know about you but when I think about cupping I think about Michael Phelps and those giant bruises he had all over his back cupping isn’t just for athletes with sore muscles it’s said to help with menstrual issues and hormonal issues insomnia and fatigue and generally just helps move the blood throughout the body similar to acupuncture before I go in I did receive one tip for my practitioner before you get a cupping treatment you definitely want to make sure to eat something and moves a lot of blood around the body and if you have low blood sugar it can make you feel a little dizzy and a little lightheaded all right so first before I even go into the room I’m gonna learn a little bit more and then get hi I’m Clara brown I’m a licensed acupuncturist and a board-certified Chinese herbalist here in New York City what is cupping so cupping utilizes a flame which goes inside of a glass cup which creates a vacuum on the inside and that goes on side of your body now what happens is as the heat evaporates it creates a really intense ception that pulls upward at the muscle and connective tissue you can kind of liken this to the reverse of a deep tissue massage where instead of putting downward pressure into the muscle the cupping is actually pulling up and away at it the benefit of that is it actually is able to draw blood from deeper inside the body up to the surface and thus be able to really remove a lot of blockages the goal with it really is to help improve circulation and that helps the body facilitate its own natural healing process and on a both emotional and physical level it’s able to unblock this sort of stagnation or sickness that we tend to feel which is the root of so many health issues all right well let’s get cuffed up [Music] okay all right Melissa we’re gonna have you get undressed climb into this towel and lay face down great [Music] they smell rubbing alcohol that’s what I need to light this with so I’m gonna start by rubbing a little bit of a light oil on your back to give your skin a little bit of Glide this will help make the cupping experience a bit smoother did I see that it’s a jojoba oil so I’m gonna start with the cups on your lower back and we’re gonna work our way up your body the Bruce is a really indicative of how stuck things are inside of your system right so like I was saying about blood being sort of lodged on a deeper level of the body this has helped drawing up what’s been sort of sitting there and stuck and not moving not circulating throughout your body so definitely the darker that you get it’s showing just how poor your circulation is and it’s actually helping benefit it because it is moving in it and is it it is really invigorating it it feels so good and you should start to feel a lot of tension relief the other thing to keep in mind is remember that these will leave marks so they can be anywhere from three to about nine days and that’ll depend entirely on just how severe your bruising is you can feel like pulsing into them which is kind of a weird sensation and I like it [Music] it’s pretty intense it’s kind of crazy how much more intense it is on my right side versus my left side and the lower back points where my kind of sciatica issues present themselves are definitely very intense also I can feel the skin inside of the cup starting to get like hotter which is pretty cool so maybe that means the Heat’s leaving my body yep my back feels kind of like tight like I’m not short of breath or anything but with every breath I definitely feel like tension move it’s sort of you know when you’re like have something like pinch your shoulders it’s kind of like that but all over my back and I’m here for it I could stay here all day though it feels kind of good so it’s interesting you can actually see how much heat is being released from her body by way of the condensation inside the cups it almost looks like a bit of sweating going on so when I take the cups off you can hear almost a little bit of a pop as the suction releases I think I felt great so Ella you’re all done that’s the cool so it feel good yeah it felt I don’t know what I was expecting it to feel like but it was definitely like a very strong sensation and I feel like you could really feel my blood moving and like the muscles moving at all the things moving and now I just feel sort of released perfect yeah and you can definitely see some of the bruising that surfaced on the look on your lower back where you did say you tend to have some issues so a lot of that stagnation is now coming out which is a really good thing so really important that after this you drink lots of water you know all of this movement and circulation is gonna really help release a lot of toxins in your body so you just want to flush them out as best you can got it you’re welcome I feel a little weird which seems to be my common reaction after my what the Wellness experiences I definitely could feel things moving through my back so when she first puts it on it felt like it like did that every single time and then as it sat there and I started to feel the tissue get pulled into the cup also the right side of my body which is the right Karen right back on my right side I’m a lefty but I definitely do a lot of kind of stressful tense work with the right side of my body that was a really good presentation of how the cups are really working with the tension in your body to pull out what needs to be pulled out I would do it again every week it felt better than a massage in ten minutes it’s amazing how much motion and how much movement was happening on my back and how like fiery it felt which is very cool I’m elyda and this is what the Wellness want to see more weird wellness experiences sit down on me subscribe to allens youtube channel right now


  1. #WellGoodSquad!!!πŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€ Yess you all do everything that I want to do glad to see this & Thank's for the tips. βœ”βœ”

  2. So true with how strange but how good it feels. I had it done mid back down to lower bum (glutes) due to an accident. I had very dark round bruising for over a week. How often should you get it done?

  3. Love me some Klara! Have been going to her for years and she is AMAZING!! Her touch is magical and her aura is so calming. πŸ₯°

    Also love Well + Good. Led me over to Clean Market for their awesome IV drip

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