Cupping

This is an ancient form of alternative medicine where special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.  It's used for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. There are stationary cups which are placed for 5-7 seconds the first time, then 7-10 minutes the second time, and the third time 15 minutes max. Moving cups glide along the body as toxins are expelled. Bruising can occur and can last 7-10 days. This is completely normal. Range of motion is improved as well as tension released.

$10 extra for cupping

Guasha "scraping sha-bruises", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Unhealthy elements are released from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing. Gua sha is sometimes referred to as "spooning" or "coining" by English speakers. This method has been used for a few thousand years. The bruising can typically subside as quickly as 72 hours.

Graston technique

This is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. The skin is scraped gently w a non-invasive tool. This helps decrease restricted areas in the body as well as breaking up scar tissue.