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Cupping

 

Cupping

  • Soothe coughs and colds
  • Relieve muscular tension and pain in the body
  • Treat sports injuries
  • Ease lower back pain
  • Release stress
  • Alleviate menstrual pain

Glass cups are placed on the back and then heat is applied inside the cup which draws out oxygen.  The cup is then quickly placed on the body with no air in the cup, the flesh is drawn up into the cup creating a suction.   The cup can then be put to work on the muscle.  Cupping encourage circulation of Qi and Blood in the body and de-toxifies the organs by drawing out the impurities through the pores.

For injury treatment cupping is used to invigorate and move extraverted blood so that calcium and mineral deposits can be minimised. Encouraging fresh blood flow to the muscles promotes injured muscles to repair.

 

 

 

 

The cups are either left in a stationary position, or moved.  In stationary cupping, cups are either placed over acupuncture points or over injury sites and left stationary.  Stationary Cups can also be placed over an inserted needle for deeper stimulation. I incorporate the deep, stimulating action of the cups into a massage.  The cups are moved up and down the back and around the scapula by placing a small amount of massage oil and sliding the cups. Moving cups stimulates Qi flow.   People find years of tension held in their back is relieved.  Sliding cups come with a warning.  As cups stimulate the circulation, stagnant blood is brought to the surface and appears as a bruising, the natural healing ability of the body eliminates this bruise, leaving muscles feeling more supple and much less achy.

 

 

 

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Liz Xerri

Liz has worked in complementary health for nearly 20 years. She began her career as a massage therapist and Reflexologist and later trained as an NAET practitioner. She taught Reflexology and massage for 7 years, during which time she gained a Cert Ed qualification.

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Catherine Adelaja

Catherine studied Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Moxibustion at the London Academy of Oriental medicine with Tinh Thong Nguyen and qualified in 1997 after 4 years of study. Following this she was awarded a Schorlarship from the British Council for post-graduate studies in Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese medicine, China. Here her studies were clinic based in Tianjin Traditional Medicine Hospital. In the in-patient ward she primarily treated patients with strokes and in the out-patients treating both acute and chronic conditions of pain.

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