Body Work

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Massage $80

Modalities:

Swedish

Deep tissue

Myofascial Release

Thai

Craniosacral

Lymphatic Drainage

Fire Cupping  $70

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area.

Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. There are five meridian lines on the back, and these are where the cups are usually placed. Using these points, cupping can help to align and relax qi, as well as target more specific maladies. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force). Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials.

This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Some other benefits of fire cupping include:

Digestion issues including IBS, Leaky Gut, Colitis, Constipation

Insomnia and/or Sleep Apnea

Menstruation irregularities, painful ovulation, PMS

Migraines and Headaches

Fire cupping is an intense detoxification that targets many different aspects of the body on both the physiological and physical level. In order to benefit from its effects, it requires attentive care by the client after therapy. Drinking lots of water is essential for rehabilitation, as well as strictly avoiding caffeine, processed sugars, alcohol, tobacco use and dairy for 24 hours after treatment.