Cupping & Gua Sha

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an effective way to relieve pain and tension in the muscles and involves placing cups made from glass or silicon on the skin to create suction. This suction helps to increase blood flow and loosen tight muscles.
Cupping has an effect on the fascia of the body, which is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles. This tissue can become tight and restricted, causing pain and inflammation. The suction from cupping can help to loosen the fascia and release the restrictions.
How it works
Cupping therapy works like a reverse massage, as the suction pulls the muscles up and away from the body, rather than pushing down on them. That creates more space between the muscle fibers, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation. It helps flush out toxins and increase blood flow to the area, which can speed up the healing process. Cupping is a safe and effective treatment for many conditions and can be done in conjunction with other therapies, such as massage or acupuncture.
The benefits
  1. Release scar tissue and fascial adhesions.
  2. Reduce painful trigger points.
  3. Improve circulation, blood and lymph circulation.
  4. Relieve pain.
  5. Promote mobility and range of motion.
  6. Decrease toxins.
Research articles about Cupping Therapy

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves scraping the skin with a smooth, blunt object to improve circulation and promote healing.
Gua Sha is often used to treat colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses and is used to relieve pain, arthritis, headaches, stiffness, and inflammation.
How it works
Gua Sha has an effect on the fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that covers and protects our muscles. When the fascia gets tight, it can cause pain and restriction in movement. Gua Sha can help to release the fascia and improve range of motion. The gua sha action breaks up adhesions and promotes the flow of blood and fluids in the body. In addition, gua sha also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for the health and integrity of connective tissue. As a result, gua sha therapy can help to improve the appearance of skin and decrease the risk of developing wrinkles and other signs of aging. Additionally, gua sha therapy can also help to relieve pain by breaking up trigger points and decreasing inflammation.
The benefits
  1. Release scar tissue and fascial adhesions.
  2. Reduce painful trigger points.
  3. Improve circulation, blood and lymph circulation.
  4. Relieve pain.
  5. Promote mobility and range of motion.
  6. Decrease toxins.
Research articles about Gua Sha:
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