Ancient Cupping Therapy in a Modern World




Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Center now offers cupping therapy as an additional treatment to a bodywork session or individually to gently relieve pain, release fascial restrictions, improve mobility and increase blood circulation and lymph flow. Cups are strategically placed on areas of the body where there is a blockage of energy and toxin accumulation.

        In massage therapy, especially deep tissue massage, the technique is to press into the tissue, but with cupping, the tissue is lifted and stretched away from the body via negative pressure, or suction, creating increased blood and energy flow. It is this negative pressure that pulls toxins from the tissues, directing them into the lymphatic system to be eliminated.

        Cupping therapy, used for thousands of years in many cultures, has become popular among top athletes and celebrities seeking alternative therapy for their healing and well-being. The silicone or glass cups can easily be incorporated into a bodywork session. Other services include myofascial release, lymph detox massage, reflexology and therapeutic sports massage.

Location: The Wellness Village, 1404 Starling Dr. For appointments, call  804-673-2936 or visit TherapeuticMassageAndWellness.com. See listing on page 38.

 

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