CUPPING & GUA SHA
Cupping is a modality of Oriental medicine that increase micro circulation at a superficial level in muscles that are tight or in areas where there is congestion or stiffness. Cupping can be described like a reverse massage is an excellent method to improve local circulation and relieve inflammation of muscles, tendons and nerves. Also a very beneficial treatment for certain acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, since cupping can immediately relax and loosen tightened stiff muscles, which in many cases compress, contract and cause severe pain to joints, bones and nerves. Cupping is applied to specific acupuncture points and areas of the body that have been affected by pain.
According to Chinese Medicine principles, cupping removes stagnation in the body and opens the meridians so that energy can flow freely. It also helps to rejuvenate and reinvigorate meridians and organs that are not functioning properly. Modern scientific research describes how cupping helps activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, and is good for deep tissue repair.