New to Balance Healing Center is a service called Cupping Massage.
It’s a technique that SpaMan really enjoys. This is because SpaMan has trauma built up in his body due to neglect. Like asking for directions, we know women are generally better at monitoring and maintaining their health. Still, it’s a service that’s suitable for anyone who wants to feel better through reduced pain and improved energy.
Cupping is an eastern practice that has existed for centuries. There are several techniques that can be used but the one at Balance entails placing a series of plastic cups of various sizes along the spine and where there is pain. These cups have a hole in them where a suction tube is connected. With a quick twist of the cup and a pump of the tube, the suction “locks” the cup into place.
Depending on the person, there may be some discomfort, similar to a slight pinching sensation when this occurs, however, you are in control and can indicate if it is too much pressure; the suction will be adjusted accordingly. Still, it is nothing that SpaMan, in particular, can’t handle.
Special attention is given to trouble spots. The cups are left in place for roughly 10 minutes. Multiple cups can be use at one time to multitask for a very thorough treatment. This allows any stagnant blood and toxins to be pulled to the surface of the skin, releasing the trauma and thereby improving function.
There may be some discoloration left when this happens, similar to that of a bruise. The more affected the area, the deeper and longer lasting the marks will be. You can expect these marks to last anywhere from a day to a week based on the severity of the damage that was in that particular location. Of course, SpaMan would wear these marks as a badge of honor and a way of touting his manliness.
During this service, the cups may be used anywhere on the body, whether it’s the back of your calves or the front of your arms; it is not restricted to the back.
The practitioner may also lessen the suction of certain cups just enough to make them movable, using them in massage like strokes, improving the circulation over a larger surface area more quickly but less intensely.
The beauty of this service is that it still incorporates traditional therapeutic massage too. It’s a compliment to the circulatory benefits and pain relief provided by the cupping.
When all is said and done, you will leave your appointment feeling refreshed. Tight muscles will feel looser and with the improvement in blood flow, you will enjoy a taste of renewed energy.
That is something everyone can appreciate. Even SpaMan.
Balance Healing Center Staff
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