Cupping massages deep into the muscle and pulls up deep-rooted toxins and stagnation. This helps improve the flow of Qi (energy) and blood to relieve acute and chronic conditions and ease tension and pain.
As a medicinal therapy, cupping has been used to treat a variety of diseases such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, colds, digestive diseases, musculoskeletal pain, and lung diseases, though it can be used for other disorders as well. It is indicated for neck, upper and lower back ache, sciatica, frozen shoulder, all over body pain, the common cold,nausea, vomiting and more. The effect is comparable to a very deep tissue massage promoting relaxation.
Gua sha is a healing technique of Chinese Medicine. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called “sha” that will fade in 2 to 3 days. Raising “sha” removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes.