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Back Flow Review

Heath Reed May 22, 2023

Sliding Cupping- After applying the cups to the skin, we begin to immediately move the cups in specific directions. This approach enhances the negative pressure effect to generate circulation of blood, lymph and chi, and is very versatile for any massage therapy session.

Stationary Cupping– After applying the cups to the skin, they are kept in place on specific locations for a period of time (generally 5-10minutes). This approach may result in circulatory coloration of the skin or “ecchymosis” which may be confused with bruising, but does not induce bruise-like pain. Consider stationary cupping on relevant acupressure points or areas of adhesion or ischemia only if the client is okay with the appearance of bruising.