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Massage Cupping Therapy is an ancient and traditional, time-honored treatment worldwide that encourages tissues to release toxins and stimulates the lymphatic, skin and circulatory systems through the application of various types of "cups" applied to the skin to create a suction effect facilitating myofascial release to lymphatic drainage - and so much more!  This suction effect is also known as Negative Pressure Massage, which is the opposite of the compression techniques applied with traditional massage and bodywork.  ,


With the rapid release of rigid soft tissue, loosening and lifting of connective tissues, it breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to muscles and skin in ways that are not possible with massage compression therapy.  The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing for deep relaxation throughout the body.


Often with Cupping Therapy, there are discolorations (dark circles) on the skin after treatment.  These discolorations are not bruises, but occur when the toxins and cellular debris are being drawn toward the surface of the skin in order to be cleared away by the circulatory system.  They generally dissipate within a few hours, but can be present for as long as two weeks in some cases. 


Facial Cupping Therapy works in the same manner, only with smaller cups and much lighter suction applied to the face, neck and decollate.  The effects of increased circulation and drainage of stagnant fluids are very rejuvenating to enhance the overall appearance of the face.   


On deeper therapeutic levels, Massage Cupping Therapy is beneficial for many conditions such as:


  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Edema
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurological Dysfunctions
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Stubborn & Orthopedic Conditions
  • Colon Blockages
  • Stretch Marks
  • Varicose Veins
  • Scar Tissue Adhesions
  • Sinus Infections

Massage Cupping and Facial Cupping can each be a full treatment individually, or can be combined with other modalities to fit your needs.


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