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MediCupping - Massage Cupping - VacuTherapy

Animal horns??
                                                                                     
Cupping therapy probably started with Animal Horns...Yes! Animal Horns were used to drain snake venom out of bites, and heal skin pustules! Horns worked until they discovered bamboo cups, and eventually glass. Now that we have plastics in our world, I use glass and plastic cups as well. The result is essentially the same. Toxins were drawn closer to the skin surface.
In all seriousness, this treatment is very effective in supporting patients through medical and surgical procedures.
Chinese medicine began using cups to dispel stagnation in blood and Chi (life force energy).The Egyptians used cup suction for fever, pain, vertigo, constipation among many ills. Greeks caught on, and finally the therapy came to America as a treatment method to help people heal what ails. Flames were used to create a vacuum in the cup, and cups were placed in a stationery position on the body.
Conversely, the MediCupping vacuum therapy machine is a compact tabletop device that creates suction and negative pressure in two different modes through a small plastic tube connected to glass cups. This allows me to control the intensity and suction mode of the cup, and with massage technique, I use the the suction to lift and separate the skin and fascia layers and increase circulation. Separating the tissue layers enables fluid absorption and renewed blood to flow into tissue that has been undernourished, dehydrated, specifically in pre and post surgical interventions. Fused areas that have moved into adhesions are the target for MediCupping. This lifting and opening the layers is like opening the river dam, allowing the sluice ways to move fluids easily and smoothly, thus creating new fresh energy in stagnant old wounds, injuries, illness and promote deep, lasting healing. 
MediCupping is a flowing, moving treatment, a bit different from the old animal horns. The machine suction is controllable and regular, and hopefully my treatment pace will relax and calm your nervous system, facilitating mental and spiritual peace, to balance your entire being; the mind, body and spirit. 
 
​MediCupping is a fantastic adaptation of ancient healing techniques, using modern technology with a vacuum therapy machine to produce suction. MediCupping utilizes glass, or plastic cups connected by small plastic tubes that deliver the suction intensity chosen to the cup. A small amount of lubrication may be administered to the skin to allow gliding, rotating, shaking, or popping techniques to be used when pulling gently on the cup to lift and flush the tissue in an affected area. Sometimes I may "park" a cup in a specific area for a longer period of time,  penetrating into deeper connective tissue. Not only do the beneficial properties penetrate into the deeper parts of the body, the organs, and joints, MediCupping can have a sedating effect on the nervous system. 
I trained with Anita Shannon, a very fine lady with years of experience, who helped develop a professional treatment for massage therapists and doctors to use with Vacuum Therapy. I am grateful for my learning through her, and the two very special ladies I trained with, from Johnson City, Tennessee, Barbara and Janice. Here is our teacher's website. https://massagecupping.com
 
MediCupping is a fantastic adaptation of ancient healing techniques, using modern technology with a vacuum therapy machine to produce suction. MediCupping utilizes glass and plastic cups connected by small plastic tubes that deliver the suction intensity chosen to the cup. A small amount of lubrication may be administered to the skin to allow gliding, rotating, shaking, or popping techniques to be used when pulling gently on the cup to lift and flush the tissue in an affected area. Sometimes I may "park" a cup in a specific area for a longer period of time,  penetrating into deeper connective tissue. Not only does the beneficial properties penetrate into the deeper parts of the body, the organs, and joints, MediCupping can have a sedating effect on the nervous system. 
It's a Win Win!
 
Here are great informational websites for more about cupping!  
https://www.cuppingtherapy.org/
https://naturalbodyworks.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/therapeutic-cupping-part-8-how-it-works/
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