Move Human performance Center and Physical Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy? 5 Things to Know Before You Do it

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You may have heard of cupping therapy and its many benefits for athletes and wondered what exactly is cupping? And does it actually work? This ancient Chinese practice dates back thousands of years and has been gaining popularity recently as some of the top athletes are using it for pain relief and recovery. If you’ve […]

First Time Cupping? Here’s What to Expect After Cupping Therapy Session

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text delay=”0″] Cupping is a massage technique derived from ancient Chinese medicine. The practice is gaining popularity in America, though it’s been in use for thousands of years. Cupping treats pain, stress, allergies, muscle aches & inflammation, and is even supposed to help with colds and flu. If you’ve never experienced a cupping therapy session, […]

Getting to the Point: The Benefits of Dry Needling

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What is the purpose of dry needling? Dry needling is a natural and unique form of therapy that provides many benefits. If you have an interest in natural therapy techniques, this is an exciting procedure that you can use to obtain positive results. Should you get this treatment? Read on to learn about the benefits […]

Say Hello to Hijama: Why Professional Athletes Use Cupping Therapy


If you’ve watched any sporting events lately, you’ve probably wondered what those odd, circular bruises are on the exposed skin of your favorite athletes.

Those telltale bruises are the aftermath of “hijama,” or cupping therapy.

To practice cupping, a therapist places a special cup on a patient’s skin for a few minutes to create suction.