Cupping & Gua Sha

Cupping

Tara will add these complimentary techniques into her sessions.  

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method which moves local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system.  It can assist to clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks, scar tissue and improve varicose veins.  Tara also uses cupping to help stalled milk production for breast feeding Mothers and also can stimulate the ovaries and uterus during Abdominal Massage sessions for fertility, painful menses, cysts, fibroid and scar tissue. 

Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves scraping oiled skin with a smooth edge tool. Gua Sha is usually performed on the back and neck, or areas where large muscles are present.