What Is All The Hype About Cupping?
You may be familiar with cupping after the last Olympics seeing photos of swimmers like Micheal Phelps with cupping marks all over his back.
Cupping is a type of modality that uses glass cups and creates a suction on the skin. Patients report it feeling like a deep tissue massage and find it very relaxing. Cupping can treat musculo-skeletal pain and stiffness like back and shoulder pain, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, asthma, common cold, couching, cellulite and weight loss. It is even used to reduce wrinkles!
The Benefits Of Cupping:
Promote blood circulation to tissue
Relieve muscle tension and pain
Remove stagnation of blood, lymph, dead cells, and toxins deep within an area of the body
Cupping does leave marks that resemble a bruise, but it is not a bruise. These marks mean that there is a deep level of stagnation and blockages, toxins deep within the tissue and the cups pull it out allowing healthy blood and Qi flow to heal the area. These markings do disappear within a few days.
Can Cupping Your Face Really Help With Wrinkles?
Facial cupping uses a different techniques and specific cups to help rejuvenate your skin.
Facial Cupping Works....
Smooths out wrinkles
Tones facial muscles
Stimulates collagen production
We working for facial rejuvenation, you will not have cupping marks on your face. Your skin will look bright, glowing, and toned. We have trained practitioners who can perform this technique safely.
Gua Sha Therapy
Gua sha therapy has similar actions like cupping, but instead of the suction's pulling effects Gua Sha works by scraping the tissue.
Gua Sha technique uses a smooth surface tool and with slight pressure to scrape the skin repeatedly until it turns red. This technique also leaves marks that may resemble bruising, which will about 3 days.
Gua Sha is used to treat musculo-skeletal conditions of pain, spasms and stiffness, release excess heat from fevers, common cold, and asthma.
Benefits Of Gua Sha Therapy:
Reduce inflammation and pain
Stimulating the immune system
Removes stagnation and toxic cellular buildup within the tissues
Promotes the circulation of Qi, blood and lymph to the tissue so the body can heal a particular area
Gua Sha Facial
It is used in facial rejuvenation with a very soft technique without leaving marks on the face. It helps reduce wrinkles, age spots, and dark circles around the eyes.
Not sure if cupping or Gua Sha is for you?
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