Cupping Therapy & K Tape

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Cupping Therapy & K Tape

12th September 2017 11:13 AM

Author: Maxine Silk

Cupping Therapy:

Where there is an injury or chronic pain, there may be stagnant blood or poor circulation beneath the surface of the skin. The action of Cupping Therapy creates a vacuum which draws up the fascia, blood and stagnant tissue promoting improved circulation and oxygen which therefore enables faster recovery. Cupping therapy may leave redness or marks on the skin surface which would signify that the stagnation/pain has moved from the deeper levels of the surface of the skin. The colour of the marks indicate the level of stagnation and may be pink, red through to purple in severe cases. These marks will fade and disappear, returning the skin to its natural tone.

For the runners at the Wilne 10k, there were many cases of tight calves and the simple action of moving cupping on the calves allowed the release of the tightness and in future could be used instead of a roller. All of the runners treated with cupping enjoyed the experience and said that their calves felt warm and more relaxed after the treatment. Where there were long standing injuries multiple cupping therapy sessions were recommended and K Tape was used. 

K Tape:

K tape has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. It can be used to support in case of injury. At Wilne 10k, we applied K Tape over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused, tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. Advice was given on how to keep the K Tape in good condition.

Maxine is a classically trained 5 Element Acupuncturist (Lic.Ac) and member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC). She uses an effective system of medicine to diagnose and treat the root cause of disease rather than chasing symptoms. In a balanced and harmonious state, we exhibit good health. Together with Acupuncture Maxine uses the following therapies in her clinic:
Moxibustion, GuaSha, Cupping Therapy, Korean Hand Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, K-taping.


Tags: Cupping, K Tape, Maxine Silk, Running

Practitioners: Maxine Silk

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