MediCupping™ is a system of vacuum therapies that have been used extensively to address a wide variety of concerns. It includes manual massage cupping, vacuum machine facilitated cupping, and magnetic micro-cupping. The suction intensity can vary from very light gentle suction and release techniques suitable even for children and pregnant women to intense lifting, scooping, shaking, and twisting motions for adhered muscular and fascial layers in athletes. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles and fascial restrictions, encourage blood and lymph flow, and sedate the nervous system encouraging a deeply relaxed state.
Plan to avoid extremes in cold or heat (sauna, hot showers/baths), long drives or other lengthy periods of continuous sitting, and strenuous exercise or heavy lifting four to six hours following your MediCupping™ session.
Magnetic Micro-cupping may not be used on clients with electrical implants such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, and spinal stimulators.
Some of the physiological benefits of modern vacuum therapies include:
releasing deep muscular (soft tissue and organ) issues
releasing and softening scar tissue and adhesions
lifting and stretching, rather than compressing, soft tissue
opening chest and lungs (diaphragm release)
improving circulation and toning blood vessel walls
draining lymphatic fluid
sedating the nervous system
opening the energy flow of the body
decrease or relieve pain and inflammation
contouring the body and lifting the face encouraging production of collagen and elastin for better tone
MediCupping™ Vacuum Therapy
MediCupping™ vacuum therapy is a pleasant, non-invasive lifting and separating approach to bodywork that achieves powerful results through manual, machine-assisted, and/or magnetic cups. Treatments can profoundly affect physiology and structure enabling the body to release old restrictions and compensatory patterns; decrease scar tissue, adhesions, and pain; smooth and contour the body; and move lymph at a deep level returning your body to healthier function and greater resilience.
30 min | 60 min | 90 min | 120 min
$55 | $85 | $115 | $150
MediCupping™ Lymphatic Body Cocoon
Enjoy light to medium relaxing rhythmic cupping throughout your body to restore optimal lymphatic flow along the superficial and intermediate pathways throughout the back, neck, glutes, legs, abdomen, chest, and arms encouraging relief of pain and a smoother, more contoured appearance. Specific therapeutic essential oils diluted in an organic carrier are applied and you are wrapped in warm towels and a weighted blanket (if desired) to rest while experiencing your choice of magnetic micro-cupping reflexology, MediCupping™ face lifting and drainage, or a neck/shoulder massage.
The 90-minute session does not include lower legs and feet or forearms and hands, however the vacuum created upstream still drains the lymph and excess fluids from these areas (120-minutes is needed for the full body.)
90 min | 120 min
$130 | $160
How should I prepare for my MediCupping™ Treatment?
Please prepare for your Medicupping™ session by arriving well hydrated. Because of the profound effect these therapies have on lymphatic drainage, we highly encourage abstaining from alcohol/drugs and eating high quality clean whole foods for at least 24 hours before a session. Please do not smoke within 2 hours of your session. Avoid chilling and drafts as well as sauna, steam room, exercise that generates heat, and showers/baths for 4-6 hours after a cupping session. You may schedule a sauna before your session and use the warming infrared amethyst BioMat during your treatment. No makeup or contacts, please, if you would like cupping for face lifting and drainage.
Possible reactions to MediCupping™
Discoloration (sometimes called a "cup kiss") due to toxins and old blood being brought to the surface--this is not a typical bruise although it may appear various shades of red, purple, blue, or brown like a bruise. It is never our intention to leave a mark but depending on the levels of toxins being released and the condition of the soft tissues in a given area, it is possible. This discoloration, if it occurs, is typically less than is seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping.
Post-treatment tenderness--usually less intense than from deep tissue work.
Redness and/or itching may occur from increased vasodilation and/or inflammation brought to the surface to be released.
Decreased blood pressure due to vasodilation and/or nervous system sedation (please let your practitioner know before your session if you tend towards low blood pressure normally.)
Emotional release during or following a session as old cellular/tissue traumas release (more prevalent with, but not limited to, scar tissue release work.)
How does Medicupping™ impact "solid bloat?"
Solid bloat is the layers of accumulation of stagnant lymph, blood, and debris. It is often caused by inflammation which leads to dehydration of the tissues and the inability of the lymphatic system to eliminate the debris. Stagnation may be found in muscles, skin layers, and connective tissue. Blood stagnation is often caused by micro-tears in compromised soft tissue, old injuries or surgeries, and even being sedentary or bedridden for an extended period of time due to illness. Cellulite is often stagnant lymph and debris that represents a lifetime accumulation of old medications, anesthesia, synthetic chemicals from our foods, smoke or other inhaled contaminants, and cellular wastes. All of this stored material will aggravate the immune system and liver, leading to more inflammation, and the cycle continues.
Vacuum dredging of the muscle tissues and organs allows for blood supply and nutrition to reach the cells, and old wastes to be purged. Medicupping™ is a comfortable and effective way to remove debris from sites of strain, sprain, or other injury/surgery to facilitate full range of motion. It is a valuable tool to support detoxification protocols and is an incredibly successful way to assist those who are losing weight (including post-bariatric surgery), or releasing their dependence on alcohol and other substances.