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2381 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA (626) 765-6222

CUPPING THERAPY

MUSCLE LAB LOS ANGELES

Ready to expel negative energy from your body?

Book a Cupping Therapy session at Muscle Lab and we’ll help your body improve its blood flow, while relieving pain and tension.

SINGLE SESSION

Enjoy a single session of Cupping.

PACKS

Load up on Cupping sessions for a discounted price - they never expire.

COMBO

Enjoy Cupping and a Whole Body Cryotherapy combo.

BENEFITS OF CUPPING

IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW

Because cupping causes an influx of blood to the treated area, it creates a healthy blood circulation that allows the body to speed up its healing process. Blood is drawn to targeted areas of the body to promote toxin removal and fluid build up. This blood movement can ease sore and fatigued muscles for a quicker recovery time. It is also known to help treat varicose veins as new blood vessels are created.

RELIEVES PAIN

Clients who complain of chronic pain have been known to see dramatic relief and increased range of motion with cupping therapy. Cupping is effective in managing arthritis, fibromyalgia, and pain from physical activity.

RELIEVES TENSION

The body naturally holds stress and tension within the joints and muscles. Cupping is the optimal way to lower stress levels and tension that have accumulated in the body over time. Often, tension in the upper body and neck can lead to headaches and migraines, therefore it is best to treat the area before it becomes problematic. The effects of cupping have been known to cause a general sense of relaxation and aids in managing anxiety and depression.

IMPROVES POSTURE

Cupping is an effective way to manipulate soft tissue and loosen muscles. Treating the body’s underlying muscle tissues can contribute to increased flexibility and better posture. Maintaining proper posture allows for a better sense of mobility and prepares the body for movement and peak performance. It is recommended to incorporate cupping therapy as a preventative measure and to decrease the risk of injury.

REDUCES CELLULITE

Due to the ability to create separation within the skin, tissues, and muscles, cupping therapy has been known to also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. The suction technique allows cellulite (the dimpled fat just beneath the skin) to break up. The theory is that cupping promotes draining of accumulated fluids, toxins, and other chemical compounds from interstitial fluid to blood and lymphatic capillaries, especially the lipids in cellulite.

STIMULATES QI

According to chinese medicine, the ancient practice of cupping has been known for its ability to affect the body’s “qi” or natural energy flow. It allows improvements in the flow of energy and is thought to expel negative elements. Cups can be placed over traditional energy collection points on the body to improve physical function and mental well-being.

CUPPING THERAPY

MUSCLE LAB LOS ANGELES

Ready to expel negative energy from your body? Book a Cupping Therapy session at Muscle Lab and we’ll help your body improve its blood flow, while relieving pain and tension.

SINGLE SESSION

Enjoy a single session of Cupping.

PACKS

Load up on Cupping packs - they never expire.

COMBO

Get Cupping and a Whole Body Cryotherapy Therapy package.

BENEFITS OF
CUPPING THERAPY

IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW

Because cupping causes an influx of blood to the treated area, it creates a healthy blood circulation that allows the body to speed up its healing process. Blood is drawn to targeted areas of the body to promote toxin removal and fluid build up. This blood movement can ease sore and fatigued muscles for a quicker recovery time. It is also known to help treat varicose veins as new blood vessels are created.

RELIEVES PAIN

Clients who complain of chronic pain have been known to see dramatic relief and increased range of motion with cupping therapy. Cupping is effective in managing arthritis, fibromyalgia, and pain from physical activity.

RELIEVES TENSION

The body naturally holds stress and tension within the joints and muscles. Cupping is the optimal way to lower stress levels and tension that have accumulated in the body over time. Often, tension in the upper body and neck can lead to headaches and migraines, therefore it is best to treat the area before it becomes problematic. The effects of cupping have been known to cause a general sense of relaxation and aids in managing anxiety and depression.

IMPROVES POSTURE

Cupping is an effective way to manipulate soft tissue and loosen muscles. Treating the body’s underlying muscle tissues can contribute to increased flexibility and better posture. Maintaining proper posture allows for a better sense of mobility and prepares the body for movement and peak performance. It is recommended to incorporate cupping therapy as a preventative measure and to decrease the risk of injury.

REDUCES CELLULITE

Due to the ability to create separation within the skin, tissues, and muscles, cupping therapy has been known to also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. The suction technique allows cellulite (the dimpled fat just beneath the skin) to break up. The theory is that cupping promotes draining of accumulated fluids, toxins, and other chemical compounds from interstitial fluid to blood and lymphatic capillaries, especially the lipids in cellulite.

STIMULATES QI

According to chinese medicine, the ancient practice of cupping has been known for its ability to affect the body’s “qi” or natural energy flow. It allows improvements in the flow of energy and is thought to expel negative elements. Cups can be placed over traditional energy collection points on the body to improve physical function and mental well-being.

CUPPING

What is Cupping Therapy?


This localized treatment has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries in efforts of increasing the bodies natural energy flow or “qi”. Cupping therapy is a natural way of stimulating local circulation within an affected area to provide anti inflammation and pain relief.

This holistic treatment has grown in popularity throughout the world and is now used by athletes and non athletes alike to promote healing for targeted areas.

Traditionally, Cupping therapy was believed to positively impact an individuals life force by removing the impurities harnessed in their bloodstream. Original cupping practices were a way to balance yin and yang; negative and positive energies within someone and is still very relevant in todays practices.

There are many benefits of cupping therapy such as relieving muscular pain by reducing tension, improving blood flow and circulation, stimulating your QI, reducing cellulite and even improving posture.

At the end of your cupping session it is normal to experience dark spots or bruising on the affected area, this is a positive indicator that blood has reached the surface and your muscle recovery has begun.

The Science on Cupping


Commonly utilized as a holistic pain treatment, cupping therapy is best used to reduce inflammatory markers at a molecular level. Cupping promotes healing in targeted muscular areas through the use of suction cups. Once these cups are activated the process begins, the suction device pulls fluids to the affected areas and breaks down blood vessels just beneath the skin. Because the skin on your body is well vascularized the application of suction aids in blood circulation through the dilation of red blood cells.

This increase in blood circulation offers various other healing properties such as lymphatic drainage and stripping the blood stream of toxins built up over time. Cupping may aid in an immunity boost as well as relieve muscular tension associated with neck pain, back pain and overall physical stiffness.

Side Effects of Cupping


2-3 P: The side effects of cupping therapy are mild and greatly depend on the degree of suction used during the session. Post treatment your body may experience fatigue, mild soreness, and bruising of the affected area. In extreme cases studies have shown skin infections to be a possible symptom. This side effect is often associated with "wet" cupping therapy, a practice used to physically drain blood pulled to the surface through a small incision. However, Muscle Lab's cupping treatment plan involves vacuum cupping. The side effects associated with vacuum cupping are less invasive and limited to bruising, fatigue, dizziness, skin irritation and sweating.

Cupping Treatments


2-3 P: There is variation when it comes to cupping therapy, over time different methods have been utilized and created such as wet cupping, fire cupping, and vacuum/ dry cupping. Wet cupping involves piercing the skin before the addition of suction cups in order to release toxin filled blood particles. Fire cupping is a traditional and more invasive treatment that utilizes fire to increase suction in the cups. Vacuum cupping used by Muscle Lab utilizes a pump in order to add suction to the cups.

Cupping services are best used for people who suffer from any chronic muscular pain, stiffness, soreness, injury recovery and inflammatory issues. Cupping therapy is often paired with a cryotherapy treatment in order to boost healing in the bruised areas. Studies have shown the increased circulation stimulated by cupping has aided treatments in conditions such as depression, anxiety, varicose veins, high blood pressure, eczema, and back pain.

Cupping FAQ

WHAT IS FIXED AND MOVING CUPPING?

“Fixed” cupping is when the cups are left in place on the body for a few minutes until the skin begins to show signs of blood nearing the surface. “Moving” cupping is when the cups are applied with a lotion, massage oil, or lubricant and the cups are moved along the muscle belly to promote benefits to the entire treatment area.

How effective is cupping?

Cupping has been linked to targeting the acupoints of a persons body in a similar fashion to acupuncture. Cupping sessions have proven to decrease pain associated to injury or Athleticism in those who use this service.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRE CUPPING AND VACUUM CUPPING?

Fire cupping often involves using glass cups and applying heat from a fire source to remove oxygen and create a suction. It is a more advanced technique that requires a quick transfer of the heated glass cups to the body.

Vacuum cupping is less invasive and offers more control in the amount of suction being applied. Typically, a pump is attached to plastic cups that draws air out and creates a suction.

Both are efficient in providing benefits, however vacuum cupping is known to be potentially less dangerous.

WHAT IS WET CUPPING?

Wet cupping is when the skin is pierced with a small needle before the cups are applied to allow the “toxic” blood to be pulled out of the body when suctioned. It is a typical chinese practice that removes negative energy from the body, however due to its lack of studied evidence, this technique is not practiced at Muscle Lab.

DO YOU JUST LEAVE THE CUPS ON? WHAT OTHER METHODS ARE THERE?

“Fixed” cupping is when the cups are left in place on the body for a few minutes until the skin begins to show signs of blood nearing the surface. “Moving” cupping is when the cups are applied with a lotion, massage oil, or lubricant and the cups are moved along the muscle belly to promote benefits to the entire treatment area.

DOES CUPPING HURT?

The process of cupping should not be painful. The client will experience a pulling feeling in the area while the cups are on which may cause a slight discomfort but will later experience a release of tension as the cups are removed.

How long does Cupping bruises last?

The bruises that result in cupping therapy can last for as long as two weeks. Stagnation resolves and inflammation decreases as the body is healing.

WILL I BE LIMITED FROM ACTIVITY AFTER RECEIVING CUPPING?

No! There is no downtime after being treated with cupping therapy. It is a non-invasive treatment that promotes soft tissue mobilization, therefore in order to maximize the results, it is important to continue stretching and maintaining mobility.

HOW OFTEN IS CUPPING RECOMMENDED?

Cupping sessions are recommended to do every two weeks in a repeated area. Waiting between sessions insures complete healing of the bruises left from each cup.

Cupping FAQ

WHAT IS FIXED AND MOVING CUPPING?

“Fixed” cupping is when the cups are left in place on the body for a few minutes until the skin begins to show signs of blood nearing the surface. “Moving” cupping is when the cups are applied with a lotion, massage oil, or lubricant and the cups are moved along the muscle belly to promote benefits to the entire treatment area.

How effective is cupping?

Cupping has been linked to targeting the acupoints of a persons body in a similar fashion to acupuncture. Cupping sessions have proven to decrease pain associated to injury or Athleticism in those who use this service.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRE CUPPING AND VACUUM CUPPING?

Fire cupping often involves using glass cups and applying heat from a fire source to remove oxygen and create a suction. It is a more advanced technique that requires a quick transfer of the heated glass cups to the body.

Vacuum cupping is less invasive and offers more control in the amount of suction being applied. Typically, a pump is attached to plastic cups that draws air out and creates a suction.

Both are efficient in providing benefits, however vacuum cupping is known to be potentially less dangerous.

WHAT IS WET CUPPING?

Wet cupping is when the skin is pierced with a small needle before the cups are applied to allow the “toxic” blood to be pulled out of the body when suctioned. It is a typical chinese practice that removes negative energy from the body, however due to its lack of studied evidence, this technique is not practiced at Muscle Lab.

DO YOU JUST LEAVE THE CUPS ON? WHAT OTHER METHODS ARE THERE?

“Fixed” cupping is when the cups are left in place on the body for a few minutes until the skin begins to show signs of blood nearing the surface. “Moving” cupping is when the cups are applied with a lotion, massage oil, or lubricant and the cups are moved along the muscle belly to promote benefits to the entire treatment area.

DOES CUPPING HURT?

The process of cupping should not be painful. The client will experience a pulling feeling in the area while the cups are on which may cause a slight discomfort but will later experience a release of tension as the cups are removed.

How long does Cupping bruises last?

The bruises that result in cupping therapy can last for as long as two weeks. Stagnation resolves and inflammation decreases as the body is healing.

WILL I BE LIMITED FROM ACTIVITY AFTER RECEIVING CUPPING?

No! There is no downtime after being treated with cupping therapy. It is a non-invasive treatment that promotes soft tissue mobilization, therefore in order to maximize the results, it is important to continue stretching and maintaining mobility.

HOW OFTEN IS CUPPING RECOMMENDED?

Cupping sessions are recommended to do every two weeks in a repeated area. Waiting between sessions insures complete healing of the bruises left from each cup.

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Take time to regenerate + elevate your health & performance with Muscle Lab's most popular and essential services.

WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

INFRARED
SAUNA

NORMATEC COMPRESSION

STRETCHING

CUPPING

THERAGUN

IV THERAPY

LOCAL
CRYO

CRYO
FACIAL

CRYO
SLIMMINIG

CRYO
TONING

EXPLORE MORE SERVICES ⮕

Take time to regenerate + elevate your health & performance with Muscle Lab's most popular services.

WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

INFRARED
SAUNA

NORMATEC COMPRESSION

STRETCHING

CUPPING

THERAGUN

IV THERAPY

LOCAL
CRYO

CRYO
FACIAL

CRYO
SLIMMINIG

CRYO
TONING