Cupping therapy has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Incorporating modern technique with ancient philosophy, cupping therapy is an effective and natural treatment to improve blood flow, relaxation, joint mobility, and muscle function. Cupping therapy is ideal for athletic performance and enhancing recovery from exercise. It also corrects fascial restrictions, which can improve joint range of motion. As seen during the Olympics and many other athletes, Cupping therapy uses cups to create a suction sensation on the skin, almost like a deep-tissue massage. The improved circulation from the suction stimulates healing and the cups leave behind a circular, reddish color. Cupping therapy is also beneficial for detoxing and improving blood flow to vital organs.
Additional to cupping therapy, Gua Sha is also a method of TCM to improve blood flow and reduce pain. It is a technique that uses a massage tool for fascial scraping and results in less joint pain, relaxed muscles, and better mobility. Each cupping and Gua Sha treatment is individualized to restore physical, mental, emotional, or energetic balance in the body.