Massage Cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy modified for use by massage therapists. Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique that frequently uses heat to create suction, and thus a lifting effect on the skin and the fascia below it. Massage therapists are not permitted to use heat, so the cups they use have a valve at the top that allows the vacuum pressure to occur.
Jeanie has been trained in the ACE Massage Cupping™ method. Successful treatments have included:
- C-section scars
- Open-heart surgical scars
- Accident/stitched region scars
- Burn scars
- Sarcoidosis adhesions (external only)
- Adhesions in connective tissue caused by repetitive use Parkinsons Disease tremors
Lifting the connective tissues allows cells optimal operation. This can deliver hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
As noted on the ACE Massage Cupping™ website, “massage cupping therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be customized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release.”
Jeanie has also found massage cupping to be an effective assessment tool. There have been times when clients had complaints about discomfort or a feeling of being “stuck” in a region, yet with traditional palpation, no knots or muscle tension were found. However, by utilizing massage cupping, it is easy to identify where connective tissue is stuck and then to release it.
Phone consultation is welcomed to determine whether massage cupping may solve your connective tissue or scar tissue problems.
In the spring of 2017, TDFY ran the first cycle of Wellness Circle workshops. The Wellness Circle was developed to provide TDFY clients and their contacts with access to various holistic healthcare professionals and self-educated people who have made transitions to healthy lifestyles.
In that cycle, talks were provided that covered topics such as natural medicine; whole-food diets; the benefits of a plant-based diet; muscle health and fitness; spiritual health; and detoxifying home and personal care products. At one session, we watched and discussed the documentary "Forks Over Knives." The group also had the opportunity to attend a creative workshop on Body-Mind-Spirit connection and a vegetarian cooking class.
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For more information, contact Jeanie directly at 603-721-9326 or via email.