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CUPPING THERAPY

CUPPING SERVICES

 

 

 

 

- Relieves Pain & Muscle Soreness

- Powerful Lymphatic Drainage
- Loosens Adhesions & Connective Tissue

- Reduces Cellulite & Stretch Marks
- Moves Stagnation
- Increases Circulation

- Promotes Weight Loss & Digestion
- Clears Toxins

When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles and connective tissues, the body has a difficult time disposing the waste causing the body to experience discomfort and pain. The stagnation can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as poor circulation in a localized area, Qi (energy) blockage, or an injury that never fully healed.

 

When the liver and kidneys are not able to process these insults to the system and excrete them correctly, the toxins are put in storage to be handled at a later time -- usually stored in the muscles.

 

The negative pressure or vacuum action of cupping quickly facilitates the release of rigid soft tissues, stimulates the peripheral nervous system, loosens and lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation. It also has the ability to increase blood and lymph flow to the skin, muscle and connective tissue. 

 

Cupping draws stagnant blood and other fluids that have fallen out of healthy circulation up to the skin and away from the injury to restore circulation to the affected area. It creates space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients needed for the healing process. The capillary system of the skin carries the toxins to the liver and kidneys where they are then metabolized and excreted. 

Bradley Therapeutic Massage uses the "dry" method for all cupping therapy treatments

CUPPING METHODS

Cupping therapy involves the placement of cups on the skin and creating suction within these cups.  This ancient practice has utilized cups of various materials such as glass, plastic, bamboo, silicone, animal horns and ceramic.  Suction is achieved in different ways such as hand-held air pumps, machines, and fire.

There are two forms of cupping therapy which includes, Dry Cupping and Wet Cupping

  • dry cupping, which is a suction-only method

  • wet cupping, which may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding

Bradley Therapeutic Massage only uses the "dry" method with air pump and machine applications.

DRY CUPPING

DRY CUPPING

Dry cupping is a method by which suction is created on particular points on the patient’s body. Suction could be created by using heat to warm the cups so that the cooling air inside the cup creates a vacuum that tugs the skin upwards.
Other methods of creating suction include using an air pump to siphon air out of the cup.

FIRE CUPPING

FIRE CUPPING

Fire cupping is an application method of dry cupping that utilizes fire and heat to create suction.  The cup is often heated with fire using alcohol, herbs, or paper. The fire source is removed and the heated cup is placed with the open side directly on your skin.
As the air inside the cup cools it creates a vacuum that draws the skin and tissues upward into the cup.

WET CUPPING

WET CUPPING

Wet cupping takes the technique of dry cupping a step further. After applying dry cupping for about 3 to 5 minutes, the a lancet is used to make tiny cuts on the raised area to allow for the elimination of toxic blood and fluids. 
Another cup is then placed on the same area and the suction draws the blood out of the body.

  • Why should I consider undergoing Ultrasound Cavitation - RF treatments?
    It is a comfortable, scalpel-free body sculpting and cellulite removal technique. After each session, we simultaneously achieve: Body fat combustion Toxins elimination Cellulite reduction-elimination Lymphatic & Venous circulation improvement Skin texture improvement Collagen regeneration Stretch Marks normalization Body contouring & Skin tightening Size reduction
  • Is Ultrasonic Cavitation-RF safe? Are there any side effects?
    Ultrasonic Cavitation is a safe, nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia. It is non-invasive with no cutting, no scars and no downtime after the treatment. Due to the specific ultrasound parameters of the energy levels, only the fat cells will be targeted and all surrounding cells and organs are unaffected. There are no side effects for these treatments. However some people may experience redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment. They are all short-term effects that will disappear shortly.
  • What are the benefits?
    It provides superior treatment benefits, including: Non-invasive, thread-free lipolysis & body sculpting treatment Completely safe procedure Immediately visible results No post-treatment side effects It can be performed throughout the year Patients may resume everyday activity immediately after each session
  • Who can have treatments?
    People who are generally healthy are safe to have the treatments People with cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, acute illness, comprised liver function, severe bleeding tendencies, pacemaker, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid undergoing the procedure.
  • How does it feel during treatment?
    Most people feel the treatment is painless and comfortable. Some people may feel slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside the body, but causes no harm and disappears as soon as the applicator is moved away from body. You may also experience warmth during the treatment.
  • How soon can I start to see results?
    Most clients experience a reduction in the circumference of the treated area after the first session, with increasing results after each visit – but especially after the third treatment and onward. As with any treatment, the results may vary from person to person depending on age, tissue structure, treatment area, individual metabolism, current medications, and changes in hormones. Maintaining a proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain the results.
  • What if I don't see results right away?
    It is important to remember that everyone is different and your body will work according to your unique metabolism. You will see reduction during a course of treatments which is why we recommend a course of 6 or more to get a great results.
  • How many treatments are required?
    We recommend you have a course of 6 and a maximum of 12 treatments before having a break of 4 weeks to allow your body to recover. You should allow 72 hours between treatments.
  • Can I treat multiple areas?
    You can treat multiple areas however not on the same treatment day. A minimum of 72 hours has to pass before begining another treatment, even if that treatment is for a different area. Following the treatment, the body has to work to remove the excess fat that is now passing through the lymphatic system to the liver. For this reason, treating multiple areas together is not advisable and may not be effective. We follow the rule of no more than 30 minutes of Ultrasonic Cavitation every 72 hours. Those 30 minutes however, can be split between opposite sides of the body, i.e. 15 minutes on the left thigh and 15 minutes on the right thigh.
  • Can I lose weight with Ultrasound Cavitation-RF?
    Ultrasonic Cavitation is not a method of weight loss. It is designed to reshape and sculpt the body and remove localised stubborn fat or cellulite. Ultrasonic Cavitation treatments work best when combined with a low fat and low carbohydrate diet and regular exercise and these will help you to lose weight.
  • How long should I wait after childbirth to have treatments?
    You must wait a minimum of 3 months after normal birth of your baby or a minimum of 6 months after C section.
  • Are the results permanent?
    Ultrasonic Cavitation causes changes to occur to the connective and adipose tissues that are very long lasting. The high-power ultrasound cavitation does not just release fat from the cells but it also physically breaks down a number of them through the processes of thermo lipolysis and cavitation, respectively. This means that a large part of the fat-reducing effects are very long lasting. You can further assist your results by continuing with the aftercare guidelines given to your by your therapist.
  • Why is hydration important during treatments?
    The fat cavitation treatment works by eliminating fat and toxins via the lymphatic and urinary systems. Cavitation will be best performed under high hydration conditions. Avoid taking any caffeine or diuretics 2 days before sessions. Drink a lot of water to help improve your metabolism and increase urine output.
  • Should I avoid alchol during treatments?
    Yes! Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats, as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal, and could hinder your results. To achieve the best results, it is recommended to refrain from any alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments.
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