This is an ancient form of alternative medicine that works by having a trained therapist place special cups on your skin for a few minutes. This process mobilizes blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and reduces inflammation by creating suction and negative pressure. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
The cups are typically made of glass, bamboo, or earthenware.
Cupping was first mentioned in the medical text The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine.
There are serveral different cupping methods to choose from. Some of which include dry, wet, fire, water, needle, and herbal cupping.
Cupping has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice is said to date back to the 4th century.
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Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
A relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation. This type of massage uses light to moderate pressure and may include longer strokes. It’s often used as a way to promote overall wellness and relaxation.
Prenatal massage is a type of massage that is specifically designed for pregnant women looking for a way safe way to relax. This type of massage therapy is an effective way to provide relief from the many discomforts that can occur during pregnancy, such as back pain, headaches, and swelling.
Cupping massage is a type of massage that uses cups to create suction on the skin. This suction can help to release muscle tension, increase blood flow, and reduce pain. Cupping massage is often used in combination with other massage techniques in order to improve over-all health and wellness.
Swedish massage is an extremely popular type of massage therapy that is used to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. The therapist uses long, flowing strokes to massage the body while using gentle to moderate pressure. This massage is often used as a part of a relaxation program or as part of a broader treatment plan for conditions such as arthritis, muscle spasms or headaches.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics or anyone with an active lifestyle. This massage is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition. Plus it helps athletes recover from workouts and competitions. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a type of physical therapy that uses stretching and other manual techniques to lengthen and release the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles, bones, and organs. The goal of FST is to improve range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility.
Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T.) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and Sports Massage Therapist (S.M.T) who graduated from the Georgian College Massage Therapy Program with honors in 2015. There, he became proficient in Orthopedic Assessment, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Fascial Stretching, Hydrotherapy, Prenatal Massage, Lymph Drainage, and Remedial Exercise.
As a long time athlete Thomas always saw Massage Therapists as the best source for healing acute sports injuries. For this reason He is active in the Barrie sports community working closely as a Hockey Canada Level 2 trainer with Barrie AAA colts, and a trainer with the Barrie Baycats IBL baseball team.