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The art of Baguanfa the modern name for suction cup therapy. An ancient technique introduced into current practice that creates suction to assist with draining excess fluids & toxins, loosening adhesions & lifting connective tissue. Clients often experience a deep warmth, improved range of motion, & a sense of deep relaxation long after the treatment has ended. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body.

Back Pain Acne Headaches & Migraines Sciatica
Stiffness and Pain of joints Tendonitis Muscle Overexertion Whiplash
Circulatory Problems Arthritis High or Low Blood Pressure Insomnia
Depression or Stress Cellulite Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Asthma
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Eczema Restless Leg Syndrome Fatigue
Stretch Marks and Scars Indigestion High or Low Blood Pressure Leg Cramps
IBS Menstrual Cramps Balance Frozen Shoulder
Chronic Pain Plantar Fasciitis Nourishes blood supply to the skin
Back Pain Acne
Headaches & Migraines Sciatica
Stiffness and Pain of joints Tendonitis
Muscle Overexertion Whiplash
Circulatory Problems Arthritis
High or Low Blood Pressure Insomnia
Depression or Stress Cellulite
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Asthma
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Eczema
Restless Leg Syndrome Fatigue
Stretch Marks and Scars Indigestion
High or Low Blood Pressure Leg Cramps
IBS Menstrual Cramps
Balance Frozen Shoulder
Chronic Pain Plantar Fasciitis
Nourishes blood supply to the skin

Fire Cupping

A more traditional method which involves inserting a flame into a glass cup to create the vacuum. Flash cupping also included. This is where we use in conjunction with the fire cupping, we place 4 to 8 glass cup at a time on the back to create an increased drainage of toxins & stagnant body fluids.

Abdominal Cupping

This treatment can help with digestion problems, intestinal stimulation & drainage as well as colon toxicity. Works well in combination with the aromatherapy cocoon.

Misconseptions of Cupping

What are the marks or discolorations that sometimes occur from suction cup therapy?

What are the marks or discolorations that sometimes occur from suction cup therapy?

One of the common and unfortunate misconceptions concerning cupping is the misinterpretation of the discoloration.

“Bruising” is caused by impact trauma with breakage of capillaries and reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged area from the tissue compression/injury. There is no compression in properly employed suction cup therapy.

Although it is quite common during Stationary Cupping (left static for 5 – 20 minutes) to achieve dramatic ‘marks’ or ‘discolorations’, the less aggressive action of moving the cups, minimizes the intensity and duration of the discolorations. We leave the cups stationary for less than 2 minutes.

In Negative Pressure Massage, the dissipation of these fluid deposits must be dispelled and flushed out via the body’s own circulatory systems.

Often, when a condition exists within deeper structures where sufficient pathologic factors and stagnant fluids (toxins, blood and lymph) are dredged up during treatment, discoloration will appear on the skin. This is the therapeutically desired effect – the more this is visible, the greater the level of stagnation and toxicity are being dredged up and flushed out.

The discoloration will fade over a few hours to a few days. As treatments cumulate and the release of stagnation and buildup has been thixolated, dispersed and drained – (usually by the 3rd or 4th treatment) no discoloration is likely to occur at all. Even though each time the cupping may have been focused on the same area, for the same duration, and with the same amount of negative pressure. This is clearly the result of having internal unwanted toxins systematically purged.

If you feel this is not something you are willing to possibly go through, even though how many health benefits you will reap, then negative pressure massage cupping is not for you.