Cupping: is where a cup is placed on the skin’s surface to create a vacuum. We use this technique to help relieve tightness in your muscles, remove muscle and fascial adhesions, improve qi flow by dispelling stagnation of the blood and lymph.
Gua Sha or spooning: is a treatment where a Gua Sha tool or spoon is repeatedly rubbed on specific areas of soreness or tightness to increase blood circulation and qi / energy flow, break down scar tissue and decrease pain. The word ‘sha’ means the red splotches or petechia that appear on the skin from the treatment. The first time you have gua sha, you may find you have significant petechia, but when you have had a few gua sha treatments, you will find the petechia becoming less and less and feel that you have more freedom in your movements.