Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Cupping

Cupping Therapy in Maple Valley WA

What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient body therapy that has been used for centuries across the globe. Cupping employs “negative pressure” by pulling upwards on the tissue with suction.  During a standard massage, therapists are limited to compressing the tissue towards the body and stretching the muscles from side-to-side. Adding the negative pressure of cupping greatly increases the areas of the body that can be reached during manual therapy.  It is highly effective at stretching fascia, breaking up scar tissue, addressing orthopedic problems, reducing pain, and promoting lymphatic drainage to flush toxins from the body.  Please see below for a detailed description of how cupping works, what to expect, contraindications, and the history of cupping.


Cupping Therapies
The massage therapists at Kriss Chiropractic and Maple Valley Massage are trained and certified by the International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA). We currently use 4 types of cups in our treatments: Silicone Baguanfa Cups, Kangzhu Plastic cups with a hand pump, Bells glass cups with a rubber plunger to create suction, and a Bellatazze facial cupping set with softer rubber plungers for the fragile skin of the face.  Below is a list of cupping therapies that we offer:

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 12:00pm

Massage Cupping

Gentle gliding over the skin using silicone cups with increasing pressure.  This is used to loosen fascia, increase circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, correct posture imbalances, and reduce muscle spasms and tension.  This is a relaxing treatment that feels different than any other manual therapy you have experienced! The soft silicone cups are used to stretch and pull the superficial muscles, as well as access the deeper muscles in the area that can’t be reached with standard massage. Sometimes cups are left for a minute or so in trouble areas – often done in conjunction with Static cupping.

Static Cupping
Abdominal Cupping
Biomagnetic Blanket Treatment
Cellulite Therapy
Facial Cupping Therapy
Orthopedic & Sport Stretching
Plantar Fasciitis Therapy
TMJD Therapy

Cupping Information & FAQ:

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