MASSAGE & CUPPING

APPLICATIONS:

Pain Reduction 

Joint Mobilization 
Lymphatic Drainage  
Scar Reduction 
Skin Toning / Firming 
Release Tight, Contracted Muscle Tissue 
Contouring the Face and Body 
Pre-and Post- Operative Therapy to Shorten Recovery Time and Enhance Surgical Results 
Athletic Performance Enhancement 
Nervous System Sedation

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Massage Cupping is a modified version of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of cupping therapy.  Using suction (vacuum) to lift tissue as the cup moves or is placed over an area of the body. Massage Cupping utilizes manual suction obtained using a manual pump or rubber bulbs or a versatile machine that performs static suction and multiple pumping modes.

Soft tissue and myofascial (connective tissue) problems, muscle conditions, scar tissue, adhesion, restriction and lymphatic issues such as edema can be treated effectively and creatively using Massage Cupping. 

Carlos applying vacuum cupping 

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Cupping therapy can be used to move stagnation, relieve inflammation, and drain/move fluids. The action is similar to the action of hot compresses. The mechanism is to draw blood from the arteries to the capillaries. The blood then returns via the veins to be cleansed or disposed of. Cupping when performed correct is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out but does not add to it.

Carlos applying cupping manually

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy can be defined as the manipulation of the body tissue for therapeutic purposes. It creates relaxation,flexibility, reduces pain, increases circulation, calms the mind and is nourishment for the body, mind and soul. 

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy can be defined as the manipulation of the body tissue for therapeutic purposes. It creates relaxation,flexibility, reduces pain, increases circulation, calms the mind and is nourishment for the body, mind and soul. 

TYPES OF MASSAGE THERAPY

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SWEDISH MASSAGE THERAPY

The basic massage for human beings whom seek relaxation, nourishment, flexibility, increased circulation or a calm mind.

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PREGNANCY MASSAGE THERAPY

A Massage that is designed for the needs of the expecting mother. A body cushion (body support system) makes this treatment a safe and relaxing experience. 

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MASSAGE CUPPING

Massage Cupping is a modified version of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of cupping therapy. Using suction (vacuum) to lift tissue as the cup moves or is placed over an area of the body. 

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TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Is used for the athlete who trains continuously. The techniques used in Sports Massage promote greater athletic performance and endurance, reduces injury and recovery time.
For more information go to the Trigger Point Therapy Page. 

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DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY

Is used to relax chronically shortened muscles and fascia (connective tissue) through slower andmore direct pressure or friction applied to the muscle tissue. 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS AND BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Physical Level: 
Increases in circulation of blood and lymph fluids 
Relaxes nervous system and reduces stress 
Relief of muscle spasm, tension & pain 
Increases joint flexibility and range of motion 
Promotes deeper and easier breathing 
Relief of tension related headaches 
Improves posture and body awareness 
Strengthens immune system 
Provides nutrition for muscles, tissue & joints 

Mental Health : 
Reduces mental stress & creates a calmer mind
Relaxed state of alertness 
Increases capacity for clear thinking 

Emotional Level : 
Nourishment for the soul, carrying touch 
Increases awareness - body mind connection 
Reduces levels of anxiety 
A sense of being unified and in harmony