Cupping therapy has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. And, as people have experienced since pre-modern times the results of this technique are just as dependable, definitive, and impressive as the marks it leaves behind.
How our Cupping Massage treatment goes is this: Essentially, it’s a combination of massage and cups. A suction is added to the cups to generate a negative pressure when applied to the skin. When the cup is positioned at the area of treatment,, a vacuum is created inside the cup, drawing the skin and underlying tissue up and into it. The suction has an effect not possible through other compression techniques. We apply a varying number of cups depending on the client’s needs.
The intensity of the suction can range from light to heavy; we determine the amount based on your body work goals, how tolerable the pressure is, and how much redness is being produced.
In sum, the technique employs both traditionally applied pressure and the negative pressure obtained through cupping. It has been our experience–and the experience of countless generations before us–that this combination will leave you feeling balanced in a way that only this technique can provide. The benefits of Cupping are many…
BENEFITS OF CUPPING MASSAGE
– Stretches muscle
– Flushes lactic acid and stagnant blood from acute and/or chronically contracted muscles
– Decongests soft tissue, breaking up adhesions
– Stretches connective tissues
– Pulls blood supply to the skin
– Expels old blood and lymph fluid from soft tissue
– Relieves back pain, as well as pain other conditions from sciatica to whiplash.
– Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluid
– Cleans lymph and helps to balance PH levels
– Encourages a sufficient supply of nutrition and blood circulation to muscle tissues and skin tissues
– The pulling action from the suction engages the parasympathetic nervous system, calming it and initiating a deep, body-wide relaxation
$ 90 – 60 minute massage
In cases of severe disease (such as renal failure, cardiac failure, ascites, and extreme swelling), we advise against cupping. . Cupping is also contraindicated in cases of hemorrhagic diseases such as allergic purpura, hemophilia and leukemia, as well as in cases of dermatosis, destruction of skin, and/or allergic dermatitis.