Cupping ... the application of suction cups to the body.

This traditional, time-honored treatment remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it's safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders. Can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture.

Baguanfa is the modern term for Suction Cup Therapy. Baguanfa therapies have been used by healers for more than 5000 years - and is referred to in other cultures as Bentusa, Vendouse, Gac Hoi, Bahnkes, Kyukaku, Ventosaterapia, SchrÖpftherapie, Kupa Cekme, Jiaofa, Bankovani, Ventouzzes, and Vacuum Therapy.

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Fire Cupping
Licensed Acupuncturists Fire cup specific acu-points for enhanced healing effects in association with acupuncture & other therapies. The cup is briefly heated with a flame which creates the suction. The cup is then placed over the acupuncture needle or an acupuncture point or an area of pain where stagnation of Qi and blood occurs. This is a decompressing treatment that helps reduce pain and stiffness.

This Treatment is effective for low back pain, colds, menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal disorders, sciatica, muscle weakness and more, using stationary, sliding & flash (fire) methods of cupping.

Tonification and sedation cupping methods are used to harmonize the body. Cupping detoxification program will cleanse and soften the skin and strengthen the entire body system.

On a deeper therapeutic level, massage cupping. otherwise known as moving cups, is very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headache, fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Contracted, congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of Negative Pressure Massage Cupping.

Used on the back, the larger cups mimic the rolling action of myofacial release without discomfort to the client. The variety of movements can be long and draining, circular and vibrational for stimulation and for areas of stubborn knots and rigid tissue. The skin will redden with strong pressure, indicating that the circulation has been brought to the surface.

Application of liniments, analgesics, tinctures and essential oils immediately post treatment will facilitate absorption of the product deeper into the tissue. The increased blood supply to the local muscles and skin will bring nourishment and stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems to carry away stagnation and toxins.

Another benefit of negative pressure is that it really feels great, and is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out, yet does not add to it. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours... sometimes even days afterwards.

Massage Cupping
Almost any massage therapy can be enhanced by the addition of Negative Pressure Massage.

The wide range of cupping sets that are now available allow for a variety of applications and benefits - the traditional fire cups made of a very thick glass, vacuum sets that include removable +/- magnets, rubber cups whose pliability assists in stubborn conditions and eases over bony prominence, the Magnetic

Acupressure Suction Cups (MASC), beautiful glass cups with rubber bulbs and micro-sets for the joints and energy points, and in reflexology for the hands, feet and face.

Micro-cup sets and magnetic micro-cups allow for massage cupping to be used for joints and points, and in reflexology for the hands, feet and face.

Cellulite Treatments
Another profound application of the negative pressure technique is in the treatment of cellulite.

The upscale spa industry has a myriad of equipment to choose from to treat cellulite, and Baguanfa performs many of those same functions manually, and with much less discomfort.

Light pressure provides drainage, while the heavier applications can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen the connective tissues or orange peel appearance.

The affected areas should be treated prior to any body wrapping, to enhance the absorption of the topical.

The temperature of a soaked linens or ace bandages is not as crucial since circulation has already been stimulated and brought to the surface, so a more comfortable and effective wrap is possible.

Clients also enjoy the warm feeling of cupped, stimulated tissue being painted with soothing algae, mud or gel before being cocooned.

Benefits of cellulite cupping

- Powerful Lymphatic Drainage
- Loosens Adhesions & Connective Tissue
- Moves Stagnation
- Increases Circulation
- Clears Toxins

Detox & Spa Treatment Protocols

Baguanfa for body treatments has yielded amazing results when combined with a simple Aroma therapy Cocoon for a myriad of solutions. The blends determine the intent of the treatment.

Adding massage cupping into any topical body treatment not only enhances absorption of applied products, but assists in the drainage of stagnant fluids.

Aroma therapy blends applied over a series of treatments has been proving to be extraordinarily effective in dealing with the effects of current lifestyles, such as weight reduction, detoxification, addictions, smoking cessation, and much more.

While it is not recommended to combine massage cupping with aggressive exfoliation treatments, it is easily integrated into most other body treatment protocols.

Facial Baguanfa
Women in Asia, Russia and Europe have been utilizing these remarkable negative pressure facial exercises for rejuvenation and maintenance for many, many generations.

Protocols for the face use the small cups to vacuum and lift the facial tissue, mimicking the pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. It is a manual method that replicates the effects of equipment currently in use in most of the top aesthetic establishments.

This procedure alone can be done in a few minutes, or can compliment a longer facial protocol for ultimate results.

The benefits include increased local circulation of the skin, increased nutrients brought to the epidermis, and enhanced absorption of facial topical's. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness.

Lines, wrinkles and will plump whereas
scar tissue will soften from the negative
pressure, making it an exceptionally powerful and surprisingly relaxing enhancement to advanced facial treatments.

The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening rigid muscles associated with TMJ disorders.

Sinus infections and inflammation are also directly relieved by the loosening and draining effects of the cups - many times resolving issues that many sufferers commonly turned to more radical procedures to correct.


Reflexology Treatments with cupping methods

Reflexology is the science and art that supports the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face which correspond to all the glands, organs and other parts of the body. It is a natural, non-invasive way of stimulating internal organs, increasing circulation and restoring bodily functions to normal.

Reflexology treatments are easily enhanced with micro-cups, but especially the MASC (Magnetic Apparatus Suction Cups). These magnetic micro-cups can also be used for addressing joint discomfort and trigger points.

Reflexology can reduce stress, relieve pain, increase energy, improve circulation, cleanse the body of myriad of toxins, improve health, strengthen the immune system, enhance creativity and productivity. Reflexology can assist in weight loss and in overcoming addictions.

Bio-Magnetic Field Therapy
Biomagnetic Field Therapy holds so many all encompassing, powerful effects that no one description of how they exert their positive therapeutic effects could adequately describe all the myriad and complex ways it effects mind and body.

However, from the perspective of bio-magnetic's, health is based upon the individual cells of the body vibrating at a characteristic normal frequency. Disease, on the other hand, represents an abnormal change in cellular vibration.

The therapeutic application of magnets, at the deepest level, is based on the principle of restoring normal cellular vibration, positively influencing the relationships throughout the entire body-mind process.

Benefits to Practioner

- Deep work – less strain on the Practioner
- Tissue release without discomfort to client
- No additional time to treatment
- Increase in Revenues
- Inexpensive Equipment
- Add on treatment for most traditional protocols
- Variety of new treatments available with LMP Scope of Practice

Benefits to Clients

- Clears stagnation
- Drains & moves fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle & Connective Tissue
- Loosens Adhesions
- Nourishing Blood Supply to the Skin

Conditions Responding to Cupping Therapy

- Insomnia and General Anxiety
- Tissue & Joint Inflammation
- Sluggish Colon
- Poor Circulation
- Sciatica
- Fibromyalgia

Benefits of Cellulite Cupping

- Lymphatic Drainage
- Loosens Adhesions & Connective Tissue
- Moves Stagnation
- Increases Circulation
- Clears Toxins

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