Thursday, March 29, 2018

Traditional cupping

Today I visited Dailey Wellness and Massage located in the Kula Center. It was not my first visit with Jason, but it was my first experience with “cupping”. We did a live video during the cupping process so if you’re curious about the process here is the link:

I must say, doing a live video with no shirt on was a bit awkward. It will be my first and last. Sharing everything awesome in New Albany is my goal, so that means sharing everything lol. #keepingitreal 

Cupping is exactly what it sounds like. Jason placed the cups on my back and my skin was auctioned up into the cup. Here’s the description from the Dailey Wellness and Massage website 

Stole this from Jason’s comment: 

The basic gist of cupping is that when our muscles become so tight that they can’t release, they trap in the surrounding blood flow and your body is not efficient at supplying that area with oxygen and nutrients. The cups come in and pull that “old blood” up to the surface (that’s where the discoloration comes in) and allows new blood flow to enter the right muscles allowing healing to take place from within. The old blood is then processed through the lymph system and recirculated brought the body the your gift muscles get some pretty major relief.

When he placed the first cup it was the weirdest feeling. Almost like a tickle. During the process it is not exactly comfortable and relaxing. Your skin in being suctioned up in the cups so there is some pressure and pulling. Apparently I had a ton of tension in my back because my body reacted quick. And I can attest to that, I carry a lot of stress in my back. And I feel it. 

When Jason released the cups, whoa. It felt a huge release. It felt like I had a brand new back. All the tension disappeared. The tightness was gone. 

I loved it. 

So here’s the picture of my back after the cupping. (And yes I need more yoga, yikes #fatback) 
(And yes, I have a tramp stamp 🙄. 18 and stupid, you were right mom) 

I will definitely be doing this again! 

Also, I will be posting pictures of my back every day so you can see what happens to the “kisses”, so check back if you’re curious! 

If you want to make an appointment with Jason, follow this link 
Some of the spots are a little tender, but only when I really apply pressure to the spot. A tiny bit of itching too. But honestly I forgot about all the spots, but I was reminded frequently by coworkers lol. I’ve had a lot of questions and the best way I have decribed it is holding a fist tight, that was my back before, then opening my hand a releasing the right fist representing my back now. So a big release. 

Here is my back today: 

Day three: 

Not feeling any itching or tenderness today. My back is still feeling relieved of tension. Circles are starting to fade. 

Day five: 

It’s turning yellow! Fading too! Still feeling relieved! 

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