About five years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow attended a premiere in a backless gown that sent tongues wagging. It wasn’t the designer of the dress that people were discussing; they were ogling the collection of symmetrical, purple dots on her back. These marks were from Chinese Cupping, an ancient Chinese healing technique whereby a partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin which draws up the underlying tissues. This suction and negative pressure drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions and lifts connective tissue bringing blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles whilst stimulating the peripheral nervous system. It’s the best deep tissue massage you can get and is indicated in the treatment of coughs and colds, asthma, headaches, dizziness, muscle and nerve pain, cellulite and digestive disorders.
Chinese Cupping will soon be on offer at Brighton Bodyworks and can be incorporated in to any swedish or deep tissue body massage. Watch this space for special introductory offers!