An ancient Chinese method of clearing local congestion/stagnation within the body.
Cupping has been found to be a very effective form of myofascial release. The cups can affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, allowing tissues to release toxins, activating the lymphatic system, removing stagnated blood, and encouraging the flow of new blood in order to release muscle tension. Cupping is useful, safe, and can be added to any massage treatment to enhance its results.
Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧; pinyin: guā shā), meaning "scraping sha", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to alleviate fluid stagnation and produce light sha, blood brought to the surface. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
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