Cupping (ventosas), and Gua Sha

Cupping, or ventosas, is an ancient art, practiced by virtually every culture in the world at one time. Every family used to be able to treat a variety of simple ailments and injuries with just a few basic tools. Asian, Ancient European and Central American styles of cupping may be used separately or combined for a very elegant treatment. Cupping treatments can be used to treat the uterus, urinary, digestive, kidney issues, musculoskeletal  issues and injuries, or simply to alleviate pain.

How does cupping work? Cupping relieves symptoms by moving old deoxygenated blood and metabolic waste out of the tissues, allowing for fresh, nutritious, oxygenated blood to move into the tissue. It also stretches the muscle fibers, and  separates the facial/connective tissues from the muscle so they are moving independently, allowing them to be more flexible and strong as a result.

Adagio Cupping

Gua Sha, or scraping, is an ancient technique which can be used to support cupping treatments, or on its own, depending on a client’s specific needs. Gua Sha stimulates blood flow and promotes healing.