Cupping and Other Modalities


Cupping is an ancient modality that is used in traditional medicine around the world. It is a form or suction or vacuum that is placed on the skin. It draws up the tissues effecting the body up to four inches below.

Cupping therapy is the best deep tissue massage available. It increases blood flow, improves circulation, moves the lympahtic system, unbinds the chest for upper respiratory issues, clears and breaks up scar tissue, unblocks and moves the colon, etc.

It is safe for all ages. There are different levels of suction and different types of cups. Light, moderate and deep cupping refers to the amount or strength of suction used. For example fire cupping is the strongest and is used for deep tissue work. While facial cupping is the lightest and used for lymphatic drainage.

Kids even enjoy being cupped!

 Above you can see Facial cupping for

sinus pressure and drainage! 

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound devices use sound waves to penetrate deeply below the surface of the skin. This promotes cellular renewal and repair, tones muscles, increases blood circulation, encourages lymphatic drainage and combats puffiness. This process is safe and painless. The amazing aspect of using ultrasound on the face is that it allows natural skin care products to penetrate even deeper, to the dermis level of the skin. It can also be utilized on most areas of the body and is especially effective with chronic issues.


Is a therapy which consists of burning dried mugwart or moxa on particular points or areas of the body. Moxa is used to warm the body and build energy, especially for deficient patients. With its warming action it soothes tension, dissolves pain and increases blood flow. There are several methods of applying moxabustion based on the purposes. Sometimes moxa is used directly on the body, indirectly over the body or burned on the needle handles.

Gua Sha

Which means "scraping sha-bruises", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped in a particular direction to release tissue adhesion's and increase circulation. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Skin is typically lubricated with massage oil and commonly a ceramic Chinese soup spoon was used, or a well worn coin, even honed animal bones, water buffalo horn, or jade. 

This causes extravasating or bleeding from the peripheral capillaries and may result in sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis), which usually takes 2–4 days to fade. Sha rash does not represent capillary rupture (petechiae) as in bruising, as is evidenced by the immediate fading of the markings to echymosis, and the rapid resolution of sha as compared to bruising.

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