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Cupping

Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and qi within the superficial muscle layers. Stimulating blood flow encourages a natural healing process in the body – both physically and emotionally. This type of manual therapy is used for many ailments such as sore muscles, tension, headaches, neck pain, back pain, and even the common cold.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A SESSION? 

During a cupping session, small glass or plastic cups are placed on the body and a vacuum is created using heat or suction. The cups may be moved over an affected area or left in place. The suction of the cups draws blood to the surface of the skin and can create redness (much like a hickey) but the redness is superficial and will dissipate quickly after the treatment.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE? 

Many people say that cupping feels like a deep tissue massage. The relief to the muscle and tissues around an affected area can last for weeks. The marks left by cupping are not painful and generally disappear after a few days.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CUPPING? 

Cupping decreases muscle tension, improves circulation, and reduces inflammation of an affected area. The body can hold emotional tension and so it is also an effective treatment to reduce emotional stress.

Cupping has been practiced for centuries all over the world. According to eastern medicine, stagnant blood and poor energy flow can cause certain health problems. Cupping therapy aims to release and move stagnant blood thereby increasing the body’s repair and recovery process.

 

MEET OUR DOWNTOWN CUPPING EXPERT

You can also find this service at other locations! View the 360 Westlake Spa service page. 

For Your Appointment

All clients: Early arrivals are appreciated to ensure all intake forms are completed.

For hair removal: Hair should be between ¼" and ½" in length. If your hair is longer, we recommend trimming prior to reservation. After hair removal, we recommend avoiding sun exposure and excessive sweating to lessen the chances of bacterial infection.

For lash clients: For best results we recommend our specific mascara and make-up remover. Avoid tugging or rubbing your eyes to keep your lashes longer. Fills should be booked every 2 weeks and extended fills after 3 weeks. Please arrive without mascara.

For Structural Integration: Wear something that you will be comfortable standing, walking, and moving around in. Gym shorts or boxer briefs for men, and yoga shorts and a sports bra for women are recommended.

For your health and comfort: We do not wax or perform peels on clients who are using Retin A, Accutane, Avage, Tazorac, Differin or any other medication that increases skin exfoliation or compromises the skin. Also, waxing or peels cannot be performed on people who have recently had laser treatments, plastic surgery, or sunburn.

Note: We observe a 24-hour cancellation policy on all personal services. You can cancel your appointment online up to 24 hours in advance. Late cancellation fees are equal to the booked service.

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