Cupping, Acupuncture, Taping

More techniques to enhance your massages…

Myo-Fascial dry cupping is when a plastic or silicone cup is placed on the skin where the air inside the cup is removed causing a vacuum effect. Dry cupping is a safe and beneficial technique helping stubborn areas of tension, without the need of using heavy handed thumbs to break down the muscle tissue. This technique is used in conjunction with sports or relaxation massage but not during pregnancy.

Kinesiology sports taping is used to enhance your treatment, recovery or rehabilitation process. It can be used to promote healing within a muscle, by improving blood and lymph flow, pulling the dermal layers away from the muscles. Help with supporting joints and weaker, more flexible muscles and/or simply assist with reducing bruising following trauma to a muscle.

Dry needling (‘Sports therapy Acupuncture’) is a more westernized version of Eastern acupuncture. Using a tiny acupuncture needles, dry needling is a method used to relax stubborn knots within a muscle or to help healing within a muscle following trauma or injury. The micro bleed within the tissue that the needle causes, brings a flurry of white blood cells to the area, rich in fresh fluids to help replenish the damaged tissues. Many times, upon first insertion, the muscle will grab hold of the needle until it realizes it is not a threat, therefore resulting in a more relaxed muscle whilst having the science of replenishing the muscle with white blood cells at the same time.

Cupping, Acupuncture and Kinesiology taping are all available in sports massage treatments only. Relaxation massage is at a £5 cost per treatment addition. Appointments for just Kinesiology taping, can be made. £10 per one body part and £15 for one or more body parts. This can be beneficial to athletes pre or post event or anyone looking for joint support for ongoing conditions.