IASTM – Cupping & Gua Sha

IASTM = Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

Cupping is often used for athletes to treat sore muscles, but it can also help with injuries and pain, including strained shoulders. Many clients see results both in their comfort level and in the gym in just one session.  Instead of pushing the muscles into the body to get them to relax, suction is used to gently pull the muscle tissue upward to help it release!


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Gua Sha is indicated for pain, both acute and chronic.  Pain is oftentimes caused by the stagnation of blood in the local area of discomfort. Gua sha uses tools gently glided over the skin and may break up stagnation, to promote the smooth flow of blood in the area, thereby relieving pain.
Gua sha has been commonly used to treat pain, buy can also address conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains, and muscle spasms.
There are several theories that may explain why this ancient technique works: gua sha increases blood flow (microcirculation) in the soft tissue, potentially stimulates the body’s natural pain-relieving opioid systems, and it may block the pain response pathways so you feel pain relief.

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Can be added-on to any massage service for $10.00

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