What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese and Asian medicine where the treating therapist creates local suction on the skin using glass or plastic cups.
Cupping is believed to mobilize a patient’s blood flow to promote the natural healing of the body. When combined with massage therapy, this ancient art is modernized to accommodate the advancements in today’s treatment techniques. This modality provides a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has an ability to affect deep tissues, clear fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion. The suction created will gently draw the skin upwards by creating a vacuum over the target area of the skin. During a fixed treatment, the cups are meant to stay in place for 3 to 15 minutes.
What Can Cupping Treat?
This technique can help aid in the release of deep scar tissues, muscle adhesions (“knots”), trigger points and reduction of swelling. Cupping therapy is believed to remove harmful substances and toxins from the treated tissue to promote healing. A treatment can also aid in reducing pain, inflammation and can promote mental and physical relaxation and overall well-being.
Cupping is regarded to be relatively safe, especially when performed by medically trained health professionals. Potential side effects are temporary and include:
- Mild local discomfort
- Mild bruising and red marks
- Skin irritation
Following a comprehensive assessment, our massage therapist can discuss whether Cupping will be helpful for you as part of your treatment plan. If you are already experienced with Cupping a Cupping appointment can be booked with our massage therapist.
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At Rausch PT, everyone from our friendly front office staff to our dedicated aides is here to cheer you on and help you achieve your goals. We strive to give you the best experience possible every time you come see us, which is why your personal Rausch physical therapists will be by your side throughout your entire treatment.
I’ve had pre-op PT ahead of hip replacement surgery and am now 2 months in post-op. Dr. Camery Cano has been excellent throughout: knowledgeable, empathetic, attentive, and encouraging. The entire staff and the vibe at the Laguna Niguel studio is very positive. They have all contributed most positively to my recovery. Insurance (Medicare and Blue Shield) has been processed quickly and seamlessly. Highly recommend!
Great place for all your body needs for wellness. Everyone is great to work with, especially Rebecca! Love the friendliness of the front desk!
The best PTs. The best people come here to get better. I get better when I follow the rules and do what she says. When I don’t, I get hurt again. It’s the way it goes, I guess. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs some PT.
I went from waking up every morning in excruciating shoulder pain after hurting myself weight lifting. Thanks to Jonathan – I’m glad to say that I’m able to live a pain-free life and do the activities I love. I can’t thank Jonathan and the rest of the team enough – their knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm really put them over the top. After multiple visits to orthopedic physicians, multiple scans, and other physical therapists, I was scared I was going to be left to live a life with one shoulder and lots of pain. Again, I can’t thank the team here enough. Thank you!
I have been in 3 different local Physical Therapy for various injuries over the past 4 years. While this has helped, it was not until I came to Rausch PT in Dana Point that I felt that I had experienced the full benefits of great physical therapy. All of the therapists have been wonderful, but it’s the attention to the whole body and not just one foot, ankle, or knee that I have experienced incredible improvement. I love the personal, one-on-one time that the PTs give at every visit. They recommended that I try a Stretch Fix session, and I am so glad I did! My stretch therapist was very knowledgeable and talked me through each stretch as he performed them. They were intense but never painful, and I felt absolutely amazing at the end of each session. The mobility and tension release last me well beyond a week and I can’t wait to go back again.
Thank you for helping me regain my mobility and active life back.
I had the best 4 month experience I could’ve asked for. Since day one, the team took beautiful care of me with great attentiveness and professionalism. My PT, Clay, went above and beyond for me to recover and get back to 100%, nothing less. He was educative, took his time, and was always very intentional with my weekly progressions. His assistant, Brisa, was always so sweet and encouraging. I always looked forward to working with her.
I enjoyed being in the environment the Rausch PT team created. Everyone is so friendly and inviting, and you can tell they truly enjoy working with one another. Leaving is bittersweet and I’m forever grateful for the care I received there.
I’ve just completed my prescribed sessions with Rausch Physical Therapy in Dana Point. I can’t say enough about the excellent care I received. Dr Ruth was my lead therapist. She prescribed a protocol that took me from barely able to raise my arm due to a torn rotator cuff to, as of today, swimming free style with no pain. By the way I was on track for surgery which seems to no longer be necessary. Many thanks to Dr Ruth and all of the staff who worked so diligently with a lot of kindness care.
I’m impressed with Rausch! I see Dr. Camery Cano, and she is excellent! She really knows what she is doing and has been helping so much! She is also lovely to work with. She is friendly, kind and really cares about the people she works with. This is the best physical therapy experience I’ve ever had!
Dr. Rebecca has changed my life. I was suffering with horrible sciatica, hip and pelvic pain for 2 years. After 1 session with her and now a couple of weeks later, I have been pain free. I can sleep!
She is also very kind, gentle, and sweet. Amazing lady.
Best place to go for physical therapy, in Dana Point. Clay was my therapist, he is excellent! Everyone there are friendly and very helpful.
Thank you all for everything.