Cupping involves applying glass jars to the skin, to create suction through a heat source. Cupping is thought to mobilize fascia and move stagnant blood and metabolic waste from the tissue. When these waste products are brought to the surface of the skin, the body can more readily flush out these fluids and replace them with fresh oxygenated blood. Cupping also has the ability to break up adhesions between the skin, muscles and fascia, increasing mobility, decreasing pain, and improving circulation.
Gua sha employes special tools made of stainless steel or ceramic materials, to repeatedly press, stroke or scrape the skin along myofascial pathways. Gua sha may resolve adhesions, increase blood circulation, relax muscle tension, reduce pain, and clear “heat” and inflammation from the body, to accelerate healing in damaged tissues.
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