There are several types of cupping therapy commonly used, including wet cupping, dry cupping, and massage cupping. Two of the most popular types of cupping are fire cupping and facial cupping:
Fire cupping is a type of cupping therapy that involves using fire to create a suction effect in the cups. The therapist briefly places a flame inside the cup to heat the air, then removes the flame and immediately places the cup upside down on the skin. As the air inside the cup cools down, it creates a vacuum that draws the skin and underlying tissues upward. Fire cupping is often used for treating muscular pain and promoting the relaxation of muscle tension.
Facial cupping is a specialised form of cupping therapy that targets the face and neck area. Small glass or silicone cups specifically designed for the contours of the face are used to create suction. Facial cupping is known to promote blood circulation, stimulate collagen production, and improve the appearance of the skin. It can help reduce puffiness, promote lymphatic drainage, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This technique is often combined with other facial treatments to enhance its rejuvenating effects.
These types of cupping therapy offer unique benefits and cater to specific areas of the body, allowing individuals to choose the technique that best suits their needs and treatment goals.