Cupping's been around for thousands of years - we're talking ancient Egypt and China here. It uses specialized cups to create suction on your skin. As the cup vacuum-seals to your body, it lifts and separates the tissue layers beneath the surface. This gentle "reverse massage" decompresses the tissue and gets your lymph fluid and fresh oxygen-rich blood flowing.
Does Cupping Actually Work?
Uh, yes! Big time.
Cupping gently works out knots and kinks from the inside out - no aggressive digging and prodding required! Studies show it reduces chronic back and neck pains better than pain meds. Relaxing yet effective.
Cupping should feel comfortable! Our soft silicone cups gently hug your body as they glide and massage. You'll feel a soothing suction sensation as those tense tissues lift into the cup. Most describe it as deeply releasing instead of painful. *PRO TIP: just be sure to use ample amount of oil or lotion for frictionless glide.
What About Those Circular Cup Marks?
No need to fret - those temporary circle imprints left behind aren't bruises. They represent blood flow called to the area to heal and rejuvenate your muscles. Not every body marks and the marks typically fade within a few a few minutes or days. Consider them a sign of positive change to come. We call them badges of healing.
Can I Really Cup Myself at Home?
Absolutely! Our Lure Essentials cupping sets are designed for easy self-care at home or on the go. We provide online video tutorials that guide you through every step of the cupping process from start to finish. Just ‘park’ your cup(s) on for 3-5 minutes or glide them along to relax and feel the release.
What’s more is we'll show you how to use our silicone massage cups to target knotty back muscles, decompress tight neck and shoulders, release clenched jaws, ease foot discomfort, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even target that pesky cellulite!
How Often Can I Cup Myself?
An introductory session allows you to see how your body responds. After that, most people cup 1-2 times per week for maintenance. No need to overdo it! Listen to your body and adjust as desired. Consistency is key.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified cupping practitioner, I'm very selective when it comes to the cupping tools I use and recommend to clients for at-home care. After testing numerous brands, the Lure Essentials cupping sets stand out for their unparalleled quality and clear therapeutic benefits. They offer a wide range of cup sizes and shapes, allowing me to tailor treatments to each client's unique needs.
Lure’s cups allow me to deliver robust clinical treatments and help set clients up for self-care success. Clients report faster pain relief and improved range of motion from these cups versus rigid plastic varieties.