A quick way to feel like a competitive athlete AND feel better in your body!
Cupping is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It preps the body for the expectation of touch in the area which can decrease needle sensitivity. It is also an effective way to move blood and lymph to the area, which are the main ways that your body brings nutrients and new building blocks to and toxins away from an area in need.
A couple misconceptions about cupping is that it will hurt or injures the area of the body because it leaves a "bruise." These marks are actually good for the body and if you come often enough you will see that they vary in color and intensity! The more "stagnant" a body's area is, the darker the mark will be. Folks who have smoked in the past will notice specks that can be explained as toxins leaving the body. If you run warm, your marks will be red, and cupping will help release heat from the body. If done correctly, the marks will not fade through the colors of the rainbow like a bruise will. The pressure can be adjusted like a deep tissue massage, so if it's ever too intense for you, communication is key.
Cupping can help with:
Cupping will not:
After cupping you should:
Your acupuncturist may use:
Need some qi and blood moved around? I offer cupping when indicated as a complementary therapy to my acupuncture sessions.