Integrated Massage with Contemporary Cupping
- With Wendi, Gina
- This massage will incorporate the use of cups along with integrated massage. Instead of compressing the muscles the cups lift up the fibers with suction and negative pressure releasing rigid soft tissue, loosening adhesions, draining excess fluids and toxins, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscle. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing deep relaxation to move through the body. Cupping is the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history. Though most cultures can produce historical evidence to using some degree of cupping it is most known from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping is achieved by using different styles of cups to create a suction of negative pressure on the skin and underlying area. It pulls the stagnation out of the tissue and brings it to the skin's surface where the lymphatic system can then remove it and allow healthy blood to come in and start the healing process. Cupping is beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sciatica, insomnia, colon disorders, poor circulation, edema, sports injuries, cellulite, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, neuralgia, menstrual problems. It is suitable for treatment of pain, diseases of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems, facial paralysis, and the common cold. What are the discolorations that sometimes occur during treatment? They are not bruises. When an injury occurs deep in the muscle blood often gets stuck in that area along with other proteins. The presence of these elements usually result in stagnation in the circulation and cause pain, dysfunction, and even chronic conditions. The color, shape, and amount of what emerges to the surface vary according to the severity of the condition. Appearing from dark purple to a light pink, but usually are a shade of red. The discoloration will fade anywhere from hours up to 2 weeks. As treatments, accumulate marks will occur less and less.