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Non-fire Cupping

Cupping can be used during a massage session to release toxins from the muscles and enhance circulation. It does this by causing local congestion when a partial vacuum is created in the cups while placed on the skin by means of suction. The suction draws up the underlying tissues and 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, revitalize the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. It is a highly effective form of deep tissue massage. 

The use of cupping in healing practices has a long history dating back well over 3000 years in China and was noted in Egyptian medical texts as early as 1550 B.C. The common known cupping has been in the form of Chinese fire cupping which is used with glass cups and fire to create suction. The cupping that is more commonly used now among massage therapist is done with silicon cups and no fire is needed to create the suction. The cups can be left stationary for trigger point treatment or moved to facilitate myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, the breaking up of scar tissue and pain relief. 


I word on the 'cupping marks'...Where there is dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris and toxins present in the body, Cupping can leave marks which indicates that stagnation has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface, allowing fresh oxygenated blood to nourish the underlying area This is not a bruise! A bruise is created when our tissue is damaged from a forceful impact. Most cupping marks clear up within a few days and while there may be some residual soreness on the area worked, the tissue has not been damaged.

Some of the many benefits of non-fire cupping: 

  • Clear stagnation and expels congestion

  • Drain and moves fluids, Clear drainage pathway and drains lymph fluid.

  • The lymphatic circulation improves by 300% for period of 8-12 hours.

  • Nourishing blood supply.

  • Improves lymphatic drainage.

  • Helps to reduce cellulite.

  • Improves sluggish circulation.

  • Nourishing blood supply to the skin and increases its suppleness.

  • Helps firm flab.

  • Improves and soften scar tissue.

  • Smooths stretch marks and clears broken capillaries.

  • Improves skin tone and texture by gently stretching the fibroblast cells, stimulates them to produce better quality and quantity of natural collagen and elastin.

  • Pain relief and decrease inflammation.

  • Dredging and clearing toxins and old residue out of muscles and soft tissue.

  • Release deep muscular tissues.

  • Increase range of joint movement.

  • Stretch muscles and connective tissues.

  • Loosens adhesions.

  • Provides the nerve cells with oxygen and nutrients.

  • Balances the nervous system.

  • Headaches.

  • Migraines.

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