Sarah, is a Certified Ace Cupping Practitioner who provides one of many styles of cupping called Air Cupping. By creating suction and negative pressure, ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesion and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. How is ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy accomplished? The cup is positioned over the area of the body to be treated and suction is created using a vacuum gun or bulb. The more traditional method involves inserting a flame into a glass cup to create the vacuum however clients have requested the vacuum gun more over open flame.
Where does the session take place and what goes on?
All sessions take place at the Energy Hands Therapy office located in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Before applying the cup, Sarah will administer oil or lotion to facilitate smooth movement. The entire back may be treated, including the neck, shoulders, middle and lower back, and sacral area. The hip and thigh areas may also be treated, and abdominal Massage Cupping™ bodywork feels just incredible. Almost every area of the body responds to this unique treatment.
Are there benefits?
ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out, yet does not add to it. The skin will turn red with strong movements, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols and essential oil blends immediately after ACE Massage Cupping™ bodywork will enable absorption of the product deep into the tissue. Increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for toxins to be carried away via the veins. Conditions of chronic and acute pain can be relieved with minimal discomfort and tense muscles softened quickly and easily.
ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is wonderfully effective as an addition to a massage or other therapeutic service. Another effective application of ACE Massage Cupping™ is in the treatment of cellulite. A very light suction provides drainage, while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesions or “dimpling.” The thighs and hip region should be treated prior to a wrapping procedure to enhance the absorption of product. Enjoy the feeling of warm, energized skin being painted with soothing algae, mud or gel before being enveloped. Treatments using ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy include a revolutionary face lifting and drainage treatment and magnetic micro-cup reflexology for the feet and hands. The magnetic equipment is showing great results in the treatment of injury sites, neuropathy and pain.
What is the discoloration after sessions?
There is a “marked” difference between traditional Chinese cupping therapy ( Energy Hands Therapy does not offer traditional, remember that requires open flame) and ACE Massage Cupping™. The marks that are commonly left from open flame/traditional Chinese medicine treatments are the desired result. ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy very rarely produces this discoloration, called a “cup kiss” or “doo-hickey.” If this appears during the treatment, it’s just an added bonus indicating the release of intense stagnation (body fluids and toxins) in the area. This is not a bruise and will dissipate anywhere between a few hours and a few days to a few weeks depending on the client.It is also unlikely that it will re-occur in the same area.
Is Cupping safe?
This technique is used safely on healthy adults, 18 and over. The most common misuse of ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is overuse. This is an intense therapy, and its impact on the body systems is significant. In particular, the elderly, children, and persons with diabetes, pregnant women and those on blood thinners should not receive treatment.. After any ACE Massage Cupping™ treatment, it is important to avoid exposure to excessive heat or cold, and sufficient hydration is required to facilitate elimination. A complete assessment of specific conditions at the time of treatment must be taken into consideration by the practitioner.
One Area: $60.00 Additional Area: $10.00 Add On To Reiki:$35.00