Cupping therapy and Gua Sha might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. They are known to detoxify and cleanse, particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction and as a type of deep-tissue massage. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being,
Gua sha is achieving same healing in a relatively gentle way. They have been used to treat a wide variety of conditions
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. They are known to detoxify and cleanse, improve circulation, particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains. Therapist would puts special cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction to help facilitate the flow of “Qi” in the body. (“Qi” is a Chinese word meaning life force.) It feels like a deep massage with purposes to help with pain, relaxation, blood flows and wellbeing. In Chinese medicine, Cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Gua Sha, or called Scrapping, is a body and face technique that’s used for a variety of health benefits. It involves the use of a tool, usually a special stone, to stroke the skin and increase circulation. This promotes detoxification, relaxes tight muscles, and encourages healing. For face Gua Sha increase circulation and the production of anti-aging molecules, collagen and elastin. This increased circulation helps with detoxification and promote lymphatic drainage.