Qu'est-ce que la thérapie par les ventouses ?


Cupping is an alternative massage therapy that has been around for centuries. In this alternative therapy method, the specialist places suction cups made of materials like bamboo, glass, ceramic or silicone on your skin for a few minutes. These cups create suction. People use cupping therapy for countless reasons. For example, managing pain, inflammation, regulating blood flow, promoting general wellness and deep tissue massage.

Cupping therapy is widely practiced throughout the world, but has its origins in ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern medicine. Cupping increases blood flow to the area where it is placed. They can be placed on your back, legs or other areas. Cupping helps relieve muscle tension and once your muscles are relaxed, your blood flow is better regulated. When your blood flow is healthy, it means your body is repairing itself and your cells are repairing themselves properly. This therapy also helps to form new connective tissue and create new blood vessels in the tissue.


There are two types of cupping: wet and dry (cold or hot). Dry cupping uses only the suction method, while wet cupping uses both suction and medicinal bleeding. Which method is best for you depends on your condition, the severity of your condition and your personal needs. There is no standard method that works for everyone. Each individual and each pathology is unique. You and your practitioner will decide which option is best for you. It is important to choose a practitioner who is certified.

Suction is created primarily by heat for hot, or suction for cold. For hot, for example, hot suction cups are placed on the skin and when they cool, they pull the skin in. In the past, bottles were made from animal horns. Then people created ceramic bottles, then glass, then bamboo.


Before placing the bottles on your skin, some therapists use heat to create a vacuum, while others use a device that sucks air out of the bottle. Very quickly, your body gets used to the feel of the vials. The number of cups your therapist uses depends on the nature of your problem. If you have never tried this therapy before, it is best to start with a small number of vials. Then, your therapist will increase the number of cups they use. Again, this depends on the duration of the therapy and its purpose.

The vials stay on your skin for between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on your specific needs. Then, as your practitioner holds them back, you will feel a sensation of pressure release that soothes you. You will feel as if your body is lighter.

Although it is not necessary, practitioners sometimes apply oil to the skin to give the bottles a smoother motion. This method is used for many digestive problems. Mobile cupping is also used to treat digestion, inflammation and congestion. The cups are moved over your lymph nodes, allowing them to release toxins and cleanse your body.


This ancient technique has been used for a variety of conditions. From anxiety and stress to eczema, varicose veins to congestion and asthma. The benefits are countless. You may experience some discomfort during this treatment, which is why it starts with a smaller number of bottles, maintained for a shorter period of time. Your body adapts fairly quickly to the discomfort, and each time you return for another session, your body responds better. It is normal to have dark marks on your skin the first few times, but they also be