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Cupping Therapy: What Does It Really Do?

Cupping Therapy: What Does It Really Do?

Cupping therapy is an ancient, and super effective, form of massage therapy. Suction cups are used on tense areas of the body in order to release the pain. Even with this being a famous form of therapy, you may not be aware of the effects. Read on to find out why cupping therapy is so effective!

How It Works

The main difference between cupping and regular massage therapy is decompression vs. compression. Regular massage therapy uses lotions and oils combined with stroking, kneading, rubbing, and tapping. All of these amazing techniques compress the tissue and help to release aches and pains. Instead of compressing the muscles and tissues, cupping works to decompress soft tissues with the pulling action of the cups. Cupping massage is for any aches and pains ranging from generic pain relief to sprains, injuries, and inflammation. Overall, cupping massage is a faster relief method than regular massage therapy.

Wide Range of Benefits

It may be surprising; however, cupping aids in many areas of wellness– not just pain relief. One of the most notable benefits of suction cup massage is the increase in circulation. When the cups are placed on the body (most commonly at the point of injury), this increases blood flow and overall circulation throughout the body. This is excellent for the body in that it motivates cell repair, reduces tension, increases mobility and range of motion. Increased circulation also encourages the body to flush out any toxins.

Another amazing benefit to cupping therapy is the reduced feelings of anxiety and depression. The movement of the cups on our skins triggers our PNS (parasympathetic nervous system). The PNS reduces our bodies’ breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. When all of these factors are lowered, our bodies enter a deep state of relaxation– resulting in reduced symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Other outstanding benefits from cupping therapy are that it can help clear blockages, heal scars, reduce stretch marks, aid in digestion, and much more!

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Therapeutic Medical Massage wants what is best for our clients. If you are interested in trying out cupping massage therapy, contact us to set up an appointment today! We are so excited to help you live pain-free!

How Do I Know if I Need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

How Do I Know if I Need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Our lymphatic system is crucial to helping our bodies heal. The lymphoid system consists of many organs that work together to rid the body of excess waste. Medical surgeries, cosmetic procedures, or just regular buildup within the system are all reasons one may need a lymphatic drainage massage. Read on to learn more about this specific massage and what it can do for you!

Post-Surgery Recovery

If you have just undergone a procedure, manual drainage is perfect for you. Recovering from a surgery can be painful. This is why having a trained professional manually help remove congestion from the body really helps to alleviate pain. Lymphatic drainage massages essentially help the toxins within your body (causing pain, swelling, or discomfort) get to your lymph nodes quicker. Other benefits to this include: the nodes are able to flush out the toxins, prevent the clogging from happening again, speed up recovery, reduce scarring, and rehabilitate the natural flow of the body.

Whether you have recently had a cosmetic procedure or an orthopedic procedure, lymphatic drainage massage can help with your recovery. Once your doctor allows for you to have a massage after a specific recovery period, you can schedule your appointment with Aruna.

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Although post-surgery recovery is often when people seek lymphatic drainage massage the most– this form of therapy works brilliantly for other signs of buildup. Other reasons manual drainage may be the solution for you include:

  • Allergies
  • Swollen lymph nodes (your lymph nodes can be located in your neck, underarm/armpit, groin, chest, and abdomen)
  • Swollen fingers
  • Infection
  • Digestive issues

If any of these sound like you, or you are concerned you may be experiencing congestion. Reach out to Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage to review what is best for you.

Best Ways to Relax During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a stressful and fulfilling time of year. Treat yourself or a loved one to a moment of peace at Therapeutic Medical Massage located in Liberty Township, Ohio! This article walks you through the best ways to relax during the holiday season.

Swedish Massage

This massage is one of the most popular massages for a reason. It is incredibly relaxing. Using creams and lotion, the therapist will combine stroking, kneading, gliding, tapping, and joint movements to reach ultimate relaxation. Not only is a Swedish massage great to alleviate stress, but other benefits also include:

  • Mental clarity,
  • Improved immune system function
  • Reduced occurrence of headaches
  • Improved digestion
  • And much more!

Warm Stone Massage

This massage consists of placing warm stones on specific parts of the body for relaxation and pain relief. The stones work to release heat and penetrate deep into your tissue– making each massage stroke more effective. A warm stone massage is perfect for this holiday season because it takes you into a deep state of relaxation. Additionally, it will release built up stress and anxiety, help to detox your body, and steady your nervous system.

Sound Healing Therapy

If music is how you unwind, this special type of therapy is perfect for you. Aruna is a professionally trained sound healing therapist. She will create relaxing vibrations using specific instruments, allowing you to transcend to a state of deep relaxation. Sound healing therapy will also help to balance your nervous system, lower your blood pressure, and improve your sleep.

Cupping Massage

Suction cup therapy is an ancient form of medical massage. Typically, it is used primarily for pain relief; however, cupping therapy can be incredibly relaxing. The suction cups are used to effectively heal muscles, allowing them to relax completely.

Deep Tissue Massage

If this holiday season has you tense and stressed, a deep tissue massage is the one for you. This massage works to dig those deep knots out of your muscles with solid, consistent strokes. Additional benefits include stress relief, lower blood pressure, pain relief, and increased range in motion.

If you are unsure of what type of massage is best for you, contact Aruna today. Aruna will be sure to curate the perfect massage for you and what your body needs.