The Benefits of Cupping and Lymphatic Massage
Did you know that all of our massage therapists are certified in cupping massage? This ancient form of alternative medicine treats a variety of conditions with minimal discomfort. The technique involves placing several cups on various parts of the body to create suction. It draws inflammation out of the tissues which allows for increased blood supply to the muscles, while at the same time; it allows toxins to be released via the lymphatic system!
Cupping treats a variety of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, restrictions in the fascia, and it is deeply effective post surgery to break up scar tissue. Cupping also impacts the nervous system, creating a deep state of relaxation. This modality has beneficial effects for people with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia and neuralgia.
Deidre Keady, who recently joined our staff; offers lymphatic massage. There are very few practitioners who offer this type of massage and we are delighted to have Deidre on our team. Lymphatic massage can benefit just about anyone, it is a gentle form of massage and is well tolerated for clients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-surgery involving lymph node removal and breast cancer surgery.
So how does it work? After a sports injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed causing the tissues to swell. When tissues are swollen, lymphatic massage is the treatment of choice because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce swelling.
70% of the lymph vessels are found just below the skin, these fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces. The therapist uses very light pressure in a rhythmic, circular pattern which helps the lymph system work more efficiently and move lymph fluids back to the heart.
We are very fortunate to have such a talented team of massage therapists on our team at MAC, book your appointment today and discover what it is like to be pain free!
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WRITTEN BY: Marlene Dickinson
Director of Wellness
Holistic Wellness Coach/Consultant