Saturday, August 19, 2017

CHINESE CUPPING AND MASSAGE


 

cupping 1 (2)

 

 

CHINESE CUPPING MASSAGE

 

 Cupping has been practised for thousands of years as part of Chinese medicine and is usually combined with massage. Chinese medicine believes that illness, stress and pain can be caused by a blockage or stagnation of blood, lymph fluids and vital energy (known as Qi). So for example, back pain may be caused by bad posture which means that your Qi energy and fluids can’t flow properly through that area and begin to stagnate. Cupping is used to stimulate movement of these fluids and Qi, to get your body back on track. It is used to treat all kinds of muscle pain, stress, and to help clear congestion after a cold or flu. The therapy involves creating a vacuum in several cups and applying them to the skin. This causes a suction sensation which stimulates energy and fluid flow and can draw out toxins. You are usually left with some painless marks but they disappear within a week. Common results are an immediate relief of pain and stress. The treatment is especially powerful when combined with massage and ailment specific tailor made oil blends.