Cupping in combination with massage can be used to help release toxins and blood stagnation (energy blockage or pain) which can accumulate in the muscle tissue. It’s also highly effective for lymphatic drainage as it gently pulls the lymph to the surface of the skin and helps to guide it to the proper drainage sites in the body.
Moving Cupping helps release fascia, moves Qi in the blood and increases circulation to the affected area. Oil is applied to the skin to allow the cups to slide and easily move around the affected areas. This method is commonly used with athletes, runners, body builders or anyone experiencing tight muscles. This method is also great for releasing the IT band.
Flashing cupping involves placing the cups around the navel area. This effectively dispenses heat and releases toxin accumulation of the digestive area. This method is excellent for clearing diarrhea in children and adults of all ages. It can also be used to help relieve anger and irritability when used on the liver meridian.
This form of cupping clears fevers and helps relieve severe pain which is known as blood stagnation in Chinese Medicine.
Cellulite cupping breaks down the toxin accumulation inside the adipose tissue (fat). It brings the toxins out of the adipose tissue and releases histamines and toxins that accumulate in the body. A series of treatments is recommended in combination with regular exercise and healthy food choices which can be discussed.
In this cupping method, the cups are left on the body for the purpose of pulling toxin accumulation at a cellular level. The Qi and blood stagnation (which causes tension and pain accumulation in a specific area) is relieved with this type of cupping offering a deep sense of relief.