It’s official. Kristine Smith, owner and operator of Lavish Day Spa, is a certified cupping therapist. As of July 2014, Lavish Day Spa will start offering cupping therapy as a stand-alone service and as an add-on service to our massage sessions.
What is cupping exactly?
Cupping is an ancient healing art developed many centuries ago by the Chinese. Cupping therapy utilizes negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques. Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and remarkable effective.
Why Cupping Is So Effective In Bodywork?
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy lifts connective tissue, releases rigid tissue and loosens adhesions. Cupping pulls stagnation, waste, and toxins to the skin level where it can be easily flushed out by the lymphatic and circulatory system.
Cupping techniques bring blood flow and nutrition to stagnant areas. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing deep relaxation throughout the entire body.
Cupping therapy is far more effective and long lasting than any other therapeutic bodywork applied alone.
What are the marks that can occur from cupping?
They aren’t bruises. They are metabolic waste, toxins, and other stagnant material that have been freed from the underlying tissue and brought to the surface where they can more easily be flushed away. These marks can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks and are not tender to the touch.
As treatments continue, the marks will occur less and less as a result of stagnation and toxicity being expelled from the body.
Interested in trying cupping for the first time or continuing cupping therapy with Lavish Day Spa? Make an appointment and enjoy our introductory pricing:
Stand-alone cupping sessions: $45 for 45 minute; includes scalp and foot massage.
Massage add-on: $25