The attached promotional YouTube video is from a LasVegas news program and includes explanations and illustrations of therapeutic & sports massage therapy techniques.
The techniques demonstrated are standard therapeutic techniques available here at Ommani. This particular video does an excellent job of demonstrating and explaining the value of “cupping.” Many people are unfamiliar with cupping therapy and think it is something new and maybe a little weird. But, truth is that cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks, the Ebers Papyrus, from ancient Egypt describes the use of cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
As demonstrated in the video, cupping puts opposite pressure on the body when compared to massage; instead of pushing the muscle, there’s a pulling action. It is used for pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and general well-being. It is often part of a deep-tissue massage.
Take the time to view this YouTube link and then schedule your next massage. If you want to try the benefits of cupping, please ask and I’ll be happy to include the cups as part of your massage session.
September 2019 Tammy Winkelman, RN, LMT, sees patients at The Ommani Center on Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays (and by special appointment on some Saturdays). Call our office at 262.695.5311 to schedule or ask to speak to Tammy about massage and how it may work for you.