Massage Cupping Bodywork is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue, bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and draining excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING:
Manual stimulus must start at the most superficial level. THE SKIN, which is the body’s largest organ, contains fluids, blood vessels, connective tissues, muscle and rich nerve supplies. Cells use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide. Normally the body gets rid of cell waste via the circulatory system. However, carbon dioxide and other cell wastes, like lactic acid, can become stagnant in the tissues.
In addition, food additives, carcinogens, pesticides, steroids, antibiotics, hormones, aluminum and nitrates can also become stagnant because the human biosystem was not designed to deal with these agents. When cell waste and toxins stagnate in muscles or joints, it’s difficult for the body to get rid of them and will cause PAIN and dysfunction. When the blood circulates properly, it will remove this build up and you are much healthier.
Cupping pulls stagnation out of the tissues and brings it to the skin level. The waste is sent to circulatory or lymphatic systems to be flushed out and fresh oxygenated blood is brought in.
Since Cupping uses negative pressure, contracted congested tissues will soften aching muscles, activating the secretion of synovial fluids to release joint stiffness in ways NOT possible using the pressure of traditional compression massage.
Cupping has remarkable effects on the digestive system as a whole. The pulling power upon the belly stimulates the inside organs, the movement and secretion of digestive fluids, thereby strengthening the digestion and nutrient absorption.
Cupping has been used for asthma and pneumonia buy easing labored breathing.
Scar tissue softens and the restructuring of fascia can occur.
Further, it stimulates the nervous system reflex to the cerebral cortex, contributing to an increased rate of recovery from pain and disease. One of the reasons Cupping is so effective in sedation on the body is the strong, stimulating pull on the millions of nerve endings contained in this structure.
Massage Cupping is versatile and can be easily modified to accomplish a range of techniques from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage.
Soften Fascia Loosen Adhesions
Lymph Drainage Move Stagnated Blood
Relieve Inflammation Stimulate Blood Flow
Sedate the Nervous System Soften Scar Tissue
Pain Relief Detoxification
Cupping Therapy is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out with vacuum suction. The skin will turn red with strong movements, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. Increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for the toxins to be carried away via the veins. The Cupping treatment is also used to lift and stretch soft tissue (muscle, fascia/connective, attachments) separate fused tissue layers, release and soften scar tissue, open body drainage systems to aid in decongesting “solid bloat” and increase hydration to tissues. Bones also respond well to the treatment.
Treatment can include: body contouring, chronic pain relief, pre-surgery prepping and post surgery recovery, detoxification, and increased sports performance. Conditions that respond to the treatment include: Scoliosis, colon disorders, edema, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, cellulite, chronic headaches, asthma and many more!
People often report that the experience stayed with them longer than most treatments, pain relief can be quick and restrictions can release in one or a few treatments. When used in a treatment series, the results are cumulative. Yet even in a single treatment, a long-term physical issue can be resolved.
Massage Cupping is an intense therapy treatment and there is a possibility of skin discoloration appearing as the blood comes to the surface. Be aware that the discoloration is NOT a bruise and that it will dissipate within a few hours to a few days. It is VERY important to avoid exposure to excessive heat or cold, exercise, alcohol and sufficient hydration is required to facilitate elimination.
MASSAGE CUPPING EFFECTS ARE TRULY AMAZING!
I look forward to helping you feel better and bringing balance back to your body, mind and spirit!
Diana Horenzy LMT, CCT
Certified Cupping Therapist