Still Waters Massage Therapy and Bodywork
Warm Hands for a Cold World

MediCupping

How Fluid does your body feel?

For professional athletes and all active people…

Treatments may be done once for a current issue or can be done in a series of sessions to resolve chronic conditions. Results are achieved quickly, with comfort for the client and ease for the practitioner.

Sessions can be from 1/2 hour to 1 1/2 hours. This depends on whether the modality is integrated into another therapy or done independently.

These treatments are very relaxing, with nervous system sedation and metabolic stimulation combined. The sensations are soothing…yet very deep, depending on the condition being treated.

Deep tissue therapy - joint mobilization and deep tissue techniques can be accomplished with ease and comfort.Lymphatic drainage can be achieved quickly and effectively.Support of medical procedures and surgery for orthopedic and sports issues.Shorten recovery times from events and injuries.

VacuTherapies™ are quickly becoming known for beneficial effects on conditions such as:

Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune issues

Sprains, strains and tears

Diabetes

Vascular issues - spider veins and varicosities

Lymphedema - general and post surgery (i.e. breast cancer and lymph node removal)

Scarring - old and new, post surgery, stretch marks

Plantar Fasciitis, compartmental syndrome

Deep tissue and structural issues-old injuries and chronic movement patterns

Parkinson’s disease

and many more…

This therapy utilizes a machine with glass or plastic cups to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or are parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction reaches deep into the soft tissue, attachments and organs and also has a sedating effect on the nervous system. Another benefit is to pull inflammation and toxins from the body tissues so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. Scar tissue often releases quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.

One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the "separation" that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue, which is invaluable in pre- and post-surgery treatments. It is evident that separation of fused, congested soft tissue and increase in tissue function can be a catalyst for change in many current health conditions.