Have you tried Cupping?
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass or plastic cups on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface. In cupping therapy, the therapist will simply place the cups on the skin, leaving them in place or move them it what is called gliding cupping. Massage oils are used to improve movement of the cups along the skin. The suction of the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. Most clients find this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten to 20 minutes while the patient relaxes.
The philosophy behind cupping is “Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.” The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids,
lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.
Some of the benefits of cupping: reduce pain, soften stiff muscles and tissues, faster healing of muscles, ligaments and tendons, toxin release and improve circulation. The side effects of cupping are fairly mild. Bruising can be expected, but skin should return to looking normal within 10 days.
30 min ..$40
When incorporated with massage ..$15
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Angela McNally 1-857-626-2559
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