Cupping is a great tool to have as a massage therapist or health care practitioner, it helps blend old world healing with today’s practice. The benefits to your patients are varied and can include; increased circulation, decrease fascial restrictions, increase range of motion and many other benefits all with minimal effort from you as a therapist. As a therapist, it is a great tool for self-healing, maintenance therefor it will help to extend your career. Cupping is a technique whereby a vacuum (negative pressure) is created in the cup, drawing the skin (fascia) up into the cup and separating the layers of fascia. The vacuum effect allows new blood to the area, because the layers of fascia are now separated the blood is free to flow to the areas that have been adhered and stagnate. Annis Downey, RMT has been practicing cupping massage therapy since 2010. Annis has been practicing massage since 2006 in multidisciplinary clinics and now in her own in home clinic. Post graduation she studied courses in TCM acupuncture, German Auricular Acupuncture, aromatherapy, soft tissue mobilization, and Gusha. Annis joined the instructing staff of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2008 and has enjoyed teaching and keeping current with the latest therapy techniques.
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