Hot Stone Cupping Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Cupping Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Cupping Massage Therapy is
a modified version of the common practice of traditional cupping therapy with
the addition of initial tissue release bodywork with hot stones.
How it is
At the start of the treatment, stones or Bian Shi are heated up and then moved
over the affected area with different techniques to warm, soften, loosen and
relax any tightness to allow the affected area to take in the effects of
further treatments much easily and also to calm the mind down to allow the body
to rest and recover as much as possible during the entire course of treatment.
This is then followed by cupping massage which unlike
common cupping therapy that one may commonly find therapists simply placing
stationary cups over the skin and leave for a period of 5 to 15 minutes, the
cupping that is done here involves moving the cups in accordance to meridian
theories in Traditional Chinese Medicine and myofascia linkages theories in
modern sports medicine, hence the name “cupping massage”.
The entire treatment process will last for 30 minutes.
Read more on cupping massage here.
Why Hot Stone And Cupping Together?
Stone or Bian
Shi therapy is one of the six specialties in Traditional Chinese Medicine
other than acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina/massage and qigong therapies. By manoeuvring the heated stones over affected
areas at the start of the therapy, the heat from the stones can warm up and
allow better circulation to the affected area while the hardness of the stones
will act as strong fingers to smoothen out any nodules from prolonged tightness
in the muscles. By doing so, this will
open up the body and mind to receive more benefits of the therapy and maximise
the effects of all other treatments that follow.
For cupping, by creating suction and negative
pressure, it will have already helped drain excess fluids and toxins formed due
to inflammations. Heat from the flame that is used to create the vacuum in the
cups will also serves to draw out any coldness and dampness in the body which
can cause poor circulations according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. By
moving the cups with attention paid to manoeuvring them in accordance to
meridian and myofascia linkages, it will loosen adhesions faster and lift the
connective tissues accordingly to bring fresh blood to stagnant muscles and
Ultimately, conditions of chronic or acute pain can be
relieved with minimal discomfort and tense muscles softened quickly and
In summary, the therapeutic
benefits of Hot Stone Cupping Massage Therapy are:
- Loosen adhesions
- Tissue release
- Move stagnation
- Relieve inflammation
- Stimulate blood flow
- Lymph drainage
- Sedation of nervous system
A prelude to
all other treatments
Though it can be a stand-alone treatment, Hot Stone Cupping Massage Therapy TM
will serve great as a prelude to all other treatments as it can prepare and
open up the body to receive effects of other deeper tissue treatments such as
acupuncture and clears out toxins and stagnations before scarred tissues are
repaired with castor oil therapy. Thus
helping the body to draw maximum benefits from all therapies that follow and
speeding up the entire recovery process.
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author specializes in management treatment of orthopedic conditions as
well as internal illnesses related to gastro-enterological, respiratory, gynecological, pediatric conditions and post stroke rehabilitation. Her
knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bio-medicine and Yoga has led
her to a holistic and all-rounded combined approach in her treatments.
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