Benefits: Amazing Rapid recovery for athletes, Great circulation to troubled areas of the body, Removal of toxins, Releases tension from stress, Breaks up scare tissue for an enhanced injury recovery. And More…1/2 hour of cupping is equivalent to an hour of deep tissue massage.
Process: By placing A silicone cup on the body, a vacuum is created, and when applied to the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing. It is similar to the way deep tissue Massage can be used to break up Scare Tissue and reduce pain. The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. Cupping may cause temporary Marking and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction created by the vacuum and the level of internal stagnation. This treatment has successfully removed toxins and stagnation. The cups are removed by lifting one edge, which allows air in and breaks the seal and vacuum.
Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Although you can derive benefits from heat in steam rooms or whirlpools, using hot moist towels is a mode of heat therapy. The towels can be administered before a massage to increase circulation and help relieve muscle soreness.
Gua Sha is a type of massage therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. This treatment is used on manly athletes and those who put much strain on the muscles.
Kinesio Tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area