Commencing Wednesday August 9th, our rates for Cupping Therapy will be as follows:
Pay what you can afford, we prefer cash & debit, BUT if you must, credit is OK too.
With the start of our newest member of the Heart & Hands team, Jaay (Jade) Kulhawy-Bartlett, R.Ac., we wanted to ensure she is earning a living wage in addition to introducing Gua Sha to compliment our established Cupping Therapy offering!
For folks who are new to the technique of Gua Sha:
Gua sha, is a simple and safe technique used to restore energy flow in areas of the body blocked by the invasion of external pathogens. It is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice ultilizing a smooth-edged tool to stroke your skin while they press on it. This motion raises small, red/purple dots that show under your skin called petechiae.
Practitioners believe that gua sha recirculates stagnant, unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sore, tired, stiff, or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing, and recovery. We often refer to the use of gua sha on the upper back and neck “relieving/releasing the exterior”, that the mechanism of the scraping opens pores and restores the circulation of our Wei Qi.
Gua sha, a related technique to cupping, is sometimes referred to as “scraping”, “spooning” or “coining” by English speakers.