Oriental Cupping is an ancient Chinese method that uses cups from a cupping set to create a suction (or a partial vacuum) on the skin. This helps in activating the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing can take place much easier.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe.
The Primary Energizing Treatment
The Primary Energizing Treatment consists of creating a suction for approximately 6-8 cups (or as many as fit) across the top of your back. We start by massaging a carrier oil like, Coconut oil, on your back in order to make it easier to move the cups while keeping the suction in tact. These cups are in a line and are kept in place for approximately 5 – 20 minutes.
After a few minutes, each cup is moved straight down one cup length. Then wait another few minutes. This allows for your entire back to receive the treatment. In some cases, the entire back is done with 12-14 cups.
Sessions last approximately 45 – 60 minutes $85