Special cups are put on your skin to create suction. It is beneficial to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, and relaxation. There are two types of cupping, static cupping and mobile cupping. With Static cupping the cups are placed in one location and can attain maximum suction. With mobile cupping the cups are moved from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect which is efficient to release fascia and tense muscles. Chinese medicine believes cupping removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing.
A healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. It involves unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’. Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting, etc.