Cupping Therapy at Bright STAR Physical Therapy

Masha Katz, Cupping Certification

Masha Katz, Cupping Certification

Want to try cupping therapy?  Bright STAR is certified to perform cupping therapy treatments.  Read on to learn about other famous people using cupping and how it can benefit you.

Celebrity cupping enthusiasts are growing in numbers
It was about 10 years ago when cupping first appeared —  For example, Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed up on the red carpet “unusual” round cupping marks on her back. She received a lot of press and later explained to Oprah, “It feels amazing and it’s very relaxing.”   She is not alone among actors who are devoted the ancient healing technique. Last April, Jennifer Aniston arrived at her latest premiere, “Call Me Crazy” revealing cupping circles.   Others known for using cupping therapy are Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham. All have also spoken out about using cupping for various physical complaints as well as for relaxation.

Athletes’ secret weapon is cupping
Tennis star Andy Murray said he uses cupping in conjunction with other treatments to relieve stiffness and to help address back injury.   The Wall Street Journal reported on the multitude of Mets players using cupping.   Met’s player, Daisuke Matsuzaka was quoted in WSJ saying, “As an athlete, I want to play as long as possible, in order to do that, I need to find ways to protect my body. I’m always looking for something that might be better.”

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Famous swimmers, gymnasts & other athletes use cupping therapy to improve their performance.   For athletes who aren’t hurt, the increased blood flow from cupping helps repair muscle fibers after a tough workout.

But cupping is not just for movie stars and athletes … cupping is highly beneficial for everyone.

Cupping provides benefits for many conditions
It can help remove toxins from the body, stimulates the flow of fresh blood & anti-bodies to the affected area and throughout the body. It’s known for helping the flu, coughs, joint pain, lower back and muscle pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, poor circulation, red itchy skin conditions and indirectly helps with allergies, fevers, aches and myriad other pains.

In addition to Traditional Chinese Medicine, variations of cupping were also used by Egyptians, North American Indians & Greeks.

At Bright STAR Physical Therapy, our staff can perform Cupping Therapy to help heal injuries, decrease recovery time & relieve pain. We have 2 locations in the San Fernando Valley — Woodland Hills, CA & Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA. Call our office today for a free consultation (818)343-3900. You can also visit our website at www.BrightSTARPT.com

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