Cupping

Ace Massage Cupping or vacuum therapies utilize glass or plastic cups and a vacuum pistol or machine (no flame) to create suction on the body surface.  These cups are gently moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release.  Though very comfortable for the client, the tissue “lift” created by the vacuum can reach deep layers of soft tissue. It promotes circulation in dehydrated tissue and improves its function and mobility.

Cupping has quickly become a self-care tool in my household and I am delighted to offer this therapy in my practice.

VacuTherapies™ can comfortably:

  • Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
  • Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms.
  • Release and soften scar tissue and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
  • Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
  • Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
  • Promote healthy circulation.
  • Move stagnation and enable normal lymphatic flow.
  • Enhance any athletic training program to improve performance.
  •  Work for an extremely wide variety of client conditions.
  • These techniques are used safely on children, adults and elderly persons.

Here are a couple demo videos

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        NOTE: techniques and theory are based on Massage Therapy and stay strictly within the legal and ethical scope of practice. While every therapist has their own background and education, Traditional Chinese Medicine and traditional cupping techniques is kept separate from ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ protocols.