Cupping 

Cupping is like a massage from the inside out. An ancient form for of healing used for treating pain and congestion in a local area.. Cupping is practiced worldwide by many cultures. The practice dates back from as early as 3000 B.C. with the earliest record found in the Ebers Egyptian Papyrus from 1500 B.C..

A flame is used to create a vacuum inside a specially designed glass cup. When placed on the body, the suction draws up the skin and the underlying tissue. The result is increased circulation to the area, the release of toxins, acupuncture point stimulation and relaxation of tight muscles.  It can produce red, circular, painless marks which are not bruises but rather a release of toxins and tension which shows itself on the skin.. Patients do not  experience any discomfort or soreness and the marks disappear in a few days. 

Patients often report immediate relief from painfully tight muscles. I have found it to be an extremely effective and enjoyable treatment for colds, flu, a wide variety of muscle strain injuries, tension and stiffness.