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Massage Cupping coming real soon plus this week's availability!

Happy Sunday all!

I wanted to blog a little today about this new technique I learned about called Massage Cupping.   After learning about it, I can't wait to introduce it in my massage practice.

What is Massage Cupping?

Massage Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where a therapist places cups over areas of your skin to create a vacuum.  Blood is drawn up into the tissues to stimulate healing.  I also like to think of it as a reverse-compression massage.  The vacuum can draw from 4 inches within the body. Think about all the tissues this is affecting!

What are the benefits of Massage Cupping?

When I learned of all the benefits of Massage Cupping, I was very impressed.  I had already began to visualize the clients this technique would greatly benefit.  
These benefits include:
  • Improves circulation
  • Removal of deep toxins that have been stored away in tissue
  • Loosen and flushing of metabolic waste
  • Releases tense and chronically tight muscles
  • Improved joint function
  • Loosen adhesions and scar tissue
  • Improves and enhances skin appearance 
  • Improves breathing
  • Helps to promote weight loss
  • Improves nerve function
  • Helps with athletic recovery
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Promotes deep relaxation 
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
Now, I went ahead and placed the really important benefits, (in my opinion), in bold, because these are the real issues clients of my practice have.  

Of course, everyone has seen the one side effect of Massage Cupping and that's the marks it leaves behind.
The Massage Cup Hickey
You can see the mark left on the upper back of this person.  Yes, it looks "yucky" and yes, it will take about 7-10 days (sometimes 2 weeks, but that really depends on what's going on in your body) to fade away, but the benefits received from this type of treatment far outweigh these marks.  There are also a few ways to reduce the duration of the marks as well.  When all else fails, where a turtleneck.  You can always think about these marks as great conversation starters!

I'm hoping you will give Massage Cupping a chance, especially if it seems like nothing else is helping your pain.  

If you would like to give Massage Cupping a try and channel your inner Michael Phelps (think about how well cupping enhanced his performance!), let me know. 

And now, here is what's available for this week (July 23rd, 2017):

Monday: 12 noon
Thursday: 1 pm, 3 pm
Friday: 10:30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am, 1 pm

Thanks for reading my latest blog post and I hope to see you soon!


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I just want to give everyone a heads up!
I will keep all appointments as scheduled for the week of September 11th.

If Lee County, Florida is affected by Hurricane Irma, I will email those scheduled a cancellation email of their appointment.
Please, if you wish to cancel your appointment, do not hesitate to notify me.

With all that said, and most importantly, please be prepared, be wise with your planning and stay safe.

See you all on the other side of the storm!


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