Safe and Effective Body Contouring with MediCupping
Cupping (aka Vacuum Therapies) has been widely used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions ranging from muscle tension to insomnia. A glass or silicone cup is placed on the body to create a negative pressure, lifting the skin, fascia, and muscle tissue to create an effective way to release tension, pain, and muscle “knots.” Localized circulation is improved and vascular dilation helps to draw out toxins and inflammation. Scar tissue and adhesions are softened and released, soft tissue is lifted and stretched, and range of motion is improved. Cupping helps to move lymph stagnation and relieve inflammation. Some conditions that respond to this type of bodywork are: fibromyalgia, tendonitis, edema, sciatica, lung inflammation and congestion, and plantar fasciitis. Lymphatic drainage achieved via cupping is beneficial for pre-operative clients and may assist in their healing process post-surgery. Cupping can help to improve athletic performance and improve movement restrictions by softening and lifting muscle attachments at the joint.
What is MediCupping?
MediCupping™ uses a machine which allows the practitioner to control the intensity and rhythm of the suction so that it is comfortable for the client, has a sedative effect on the nervous system, and mimics the actions of deep tissue massage without discomfort. Beyond the pain-relieving benefits of MediCupping™, it greatly facilitates opening up the lymphatic system, dredging and draining old lymph congestion and moves it out to be eliminated. This is the key to body contouring. After an area of the body has been cupped, it considerably increases its ability to absorb oils, creams, and lotions.
When MediCupping™ is performed, vascular dilation is used to deliver heat to the area and softens, or decongests, old lymph (stagnation) so that it can travel through the lymphatic system to be eliminated. This helps to eliminate inflammation from the affected tissue. Vacuum dredging of the muscle tissues allows for blood supply, nutrition, and hydration to reach the cells, and old waste to be purged. The vasodilation (blood vessels expanding) provides a way for inflammation in our muscle tissues to rise to the skin’s surface for elimination. This results in pain relief, which can often be immediate, for both chronic and acute symptoms. The appearance of spider veins is also improved.
MediCuppingTM Eliminates Solid Bloat
“Solid bloat” refers to the layers of accumulation that is comprised of stagnant lymph, blood, and debris. This often manifests as weight gain or cellulite, which can eventually lead to serious health issues. Solid bloat is often caused by inflammation, which leads to dehydration of the tissues and the inability of the lymphatic system to eliminate waste. Cellulite usually consists of acidic, stagnant lymph and debris (stored in the fat cells) that can be comprised of a lifetime accumulation of old medications, anesthesia, smoke, or other inhaled toxins, and cellular waste. A decrease in blood circulation weakens the surrounding tissue and causes fluid to be retained. These accumulated toxins that are stored in the stagnant lymph will aggravate the immune system and liver, thereby leading to more inflammation. MediCupping™ effectively helps to eliminate several years of solid bloat accumulation.
The MediCuppingTM Body Contouring Cocoon
The MediCupping™ Body Contouring Cocoon is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment for solid bloat, cellulite, and body contouring. Negative pressure moves and helps drain old and stagnant lymph. Pre-surgery and post-bariatric patients are good candidates for this treatment. The gentle vacuum action of the cups helps to firm and tone the skin.
The practitioner performs MediCupping™ by first unblocking the client’s lymph channels. A specific blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils is applied to each body area after MediCupping™ is used. (Eight different blends of essential oils are used specific to each of the 8 treatment sessions which assist in dissolving fat and cellulite, and toning the skin. An additional essential oil blend is used in the ninth session and the subsequent maintenance sessions.) Then, the client is wrapped in sheets, covered in a warm blanket, and can relax for approximately 20 minutes, while enjoying a neck, shoulder, and foot massage. After the treatment session, it is recommended that the client drink plenty of water and avoid showering, saunas, and exercise for at least 4-6 hours.
The client will notice a difference after the first session, however, the results are cumulative and a series of 8 treatments is recommended (twice a week for a minimum of four weeks) for maximum results. Maintenance treatments are recommended once a week or twice per month, depending on the individual client.
Compared to traditional cupping, a MediCupping™ session is very gentle, comfortable, and sedating. Unlike liposuction and other similar treatments, there is no bruising or downtime after receiving the MediCupping™ Body Contouring Cocoon treatment. Instead of “freezing” the fat or cellulite, stagnant lymph is safely moved out of the affected area via the lymphatic system. MediCupping™ is a very relaxing and effective treatment that yields healthy, realistic results.
Kristina Mozzicato is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified by NCBTMB. She has been practicing massage therapy for the past 12 years. Kristina is also certified in Cupping and ACE MediCupping™. She is the owner of Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness in Farmington, CT. For more information, please visit: www.abundanthealthct.com.