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Cupping Massage  is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine that's used to remove the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi—the body’s vital life force energy.

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Benefits include the following:

  • Improves circulation: The suction forces blood to flow to the massaged area, activating the lymphatic drainage system. As blood flow increases within vessels and capillaries, tissues receive much-needed nutrients and oxygen.

  • Eliminates toxins: Cupping detoxifies metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin. When a vacuum is created in the cup, a negative pressure is applied, affecting the tissues four inches below the skin’s surface and releasing these toxins.

  • Pain relief: Studies show cupping helps reduce inflammation of tissues, increasing range of motion, improving flexibility, and eliminating chronic pain.

  • Mental benefits: A cupping massage also has therapeutic benefits, like decreasing anxiety and depression. Studies show that serotonin—the so-called happy hormone—is released during the massage, stimulating a parasympathetic response to bring about relaxation and tension relief.

"Troy has been working on me for well over a decade. The reason I keep going back is simple - his therapeutic spin on deep tissue work is powerful and transformative. His techniques like cupping and ortho-massage have helped me with my chronic tension and pain."

   Deborah T.
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