Cupping is SEXY! That is what was going around after the Olympics. What is great is more people are open to trying it out because it is like a tattoo now, cool! Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. When I do cupping I use glass cups, and use a salve I make special for cupping. This salve has Chinese herbs, and essential oils to help with inflammation in the body.
People get cupping for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The other great thing is that it actually alleviates inflammation in the body, as well as helps build immunity. I love to use this when someone feels like they are fighting something. It is also great if you are not getting over a cold and coughing a lot.
So let me know if you want to add cupping to your session. It takes a little more time so we can schedule accordingly. For the next 2 months cupping is $25 extra to your session(usually $50)
I think this is my favorite topic every year, but bone broths or veggie broths with the Chinese herbal soup mix is a great immune booster. The herbal soup mix has :
Remind me at your session and I will tell you what soup would be good for you and your constitution. Here are some great broths to use with the soup:
Cook for several hours till all the meat has fallen off the bones. Strain the bones, and add back in the Chinese herbs. They are all edible except the woody Astragualus . Now add the rest of the veggies, and herbs. NOW EAT!
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