Swedish and Deep Tissue
To assist you in relieving your pain, this highly effective therapeutic massage technique is designed to bring an ultimate resolution to injuries and disease. With this combination of Chinese sport massage and acupressure, you can expect miraculous improvements of specific conditions such as muscle pains, chronic conditions, headaches, and even many internal diseases afflicting the body.
Gua Sha is a medicine technique used to remove blood stagnation that blocks the surface tissues impeding organ and immune function. It involves palpation stimulation where the skin is pressured by using strokes with a round edged instrument which then results in the appearance of red patches called ‘sha’, that will fade in 2 to 3 days.Raising Sha removes blood stagnation. Gua Sha treatments are not painful. As the body is scraped it pushes a build-up of fluid ahead of it, and after it passes, it leaves an indention or vacuum behind which draws toxic fluid out to the surface of the skin from deep within the tissue. Gua Sha creates suction on the skin that pulls stagnant intercellular fluid to the surface, removing toxic debris, and replacing it with fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich fluid, which in turn accelerates regeneration and revitalizes the region.
Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced by using change in heat or by suctioning out air so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3,500 years and is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create the vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area. Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin. The skin becomes reddened due to the congestion of blood flow. The cup is then removed. Some bruising along the site is expected.
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