Instructor – Souri Sisavath
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What is Cupping ?
Cupping is a medical practice where cups are placed on parts of the body to create a suction effect which raises the skin and draws the blood to the surface. It is used throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe to treat pain, swelling, inflammation, migraine, rheumatism, bronchitis, and the common cold. Recent studies suggest that it could also be a promising form of treatment for a host of other ailments, as well. Blood immediately rushes to the area, creating a painless cupping mark which actually feel good.
Those who have gone through the procedure claim it feels like a massage in reverse. Instead of pressure bearing down against the skin, it feels like the skin is being pushed outward, instead. Depending on how the cupping mark occurs, its coloration, and how long it lasts, practitioners can tell where problems are located and can prescribe different treatments accordingly.
Cupping will leave marks, or skin discolorations, called petechia. It is important to note that this is the therapeutically desired effect. Cupping therapy, after thousand years of development, perfection and improvement, has been accepted by more and more people. Since the field of application of cupping therapy is wide, its efficacy is good, its cost is low, and its characteristic of easy operation and safety without side effects, it is called a new “natural therapy in 21st century”.
What is Gua Sha ?
Sometimes, cupping is also done in tandem with gua sha, which literally means scraping. This involves oiling the skin then scraping it with a coin, ceramic spoon, or a scraper made of rhino horn (which is extremely smooth and silky, yet hard) or jade.
This is used to treat fever, exhaustion, sore muscles, and even cellulite. Whatever they use, the skin is scraped along meridian points, which is where the acupoints lie. This treatment causes soreness after a few minutes, and leaves bright red scratch marks on the skin, which fade after 2 to 4 days. Often, the scratches fade long before the bruises from cupping do.
Note: Gua Sha is part of traditional folk remedies, it is used throughout Asia.
**Come out and learn both perfect combination of two therapies (Cupping/Gua Sha) in one day of simple, easy, reasonable affordable price and a lot of hands practicing. Why wait? Why spend so much money in so many days of training of traditional folk remedies which can be very powerful tool to enhance with the massage to ease your hands and earn extra income by offering this new services to your clients. See you in the classroom !
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