What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient form of physical therapy seen in many medical traditions, both Chinese and Occidental.  Cupping employs a form of suction cup, strategically applied to the skin to help to break up and move stagnation in the system.  Cupping can be seen to improve blood flow and to encourage the free movement of organic liquids, lymph and energy in the body. 

cupping and gua sha

Reduce pain

Increase blood circulation

Activate the lymphatic system

Activate the immune system

What is gua sha?

Gua Sha is another manual therapy from Chinese medicine. It is an effective way to release toxins from the body and stimulate the immune system. Gua Sha is a great therapy to target deep-tissue as it can target tissue up to four inches from skin level. Toxins and congestion can be released, and blood flow can be refreshed within the immediate and surrounding areas, which allows the global system to circulate more efficiently. 

Often combined with acupuncture in one treatment, Gua Sha can relax muscles, help lower blood pressure by relaxing the nervous system, increase blood circulation and lymph function. 

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