Cupping Therapy – Marks not Bruises!

Cupping marks cannot be called bruises simply because of the way bruises are caused. Bruises appear when the body experiences some kind of blunt injury or trauma. The impact can break the blood capillaries present under the skin, which is why you see the redness. The body responds to the injuries with a rush of healing fluids to the area that also contribute to the bruising or redness. When the proteins at the injury site begin to coagulate, blood circulation reduces and the patient feels pain.

Cupping marks are caused by suction from the cupping set instead of the pressure in case of trauma, and works to bring toxins to the surface. The most important differentiating factor is the cupping marks do not cause pain and if there is any discomfort, it is minimal and goes away quickly.
What does cupping do?

Cupping draws stagnant blood and other fluids that has fallen out of healthy circulation up to skin the level and away from the injury so that healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area. Being that skin is the body’s largest organ, it contains about 20% of your blood volume at any given time.

When a condition exists within a deeper muscle layer and is dredged up during treatment, discoloration will appear on the skin. As treatments cumulate and even though each time the cupping may focus on the same area, for the same duration, with the same amount of suction – less discoloration will appear over time

  •  Cupping is an excellent diagnostic method. We can use cupping to better understand whether the problem is toxin build up, muscle spasm, or something else. A nerve or bone issue will not produce any significant colour change.
  • Cupping demonstrates the exact location of the problem since we usually cup an area larger than the pain centre to guarantee everything is covered. The area with the most significant amount of stagnation will have the deepestamount of colour. Even the area directly under a single cup will show variation wherSkin-reactions-after-cuppinge a small part may colour while the rest does not.

 

  •  Cupping will tell us the severity of the problem. Moderate blockages cause the skin to become pink or red and generally take only take a day or two for the colour dissipate. Severe stagnation will produce a deep scarlet, purple, or even black discoloration which may take seven to ten days for the dark colour to disperse.
  • Cupping can be used to help detox. Sometimes symptoms such as fatigue, lethargy, or headaches could be a symptom of toxic overload that your body is trying to manage. If you’ve been on medications long term, you need to be gentle with cupping because it will reintroduce substances locked in the muscle layer and you want to ensure your liver can properly breakdown anything that comes its way.

How long with the marks last for?

I advise patients to hope for an hour but prepare for 3 weeks! So always inform your practitioner of any big social events where the area will be exposed (even though it’s a pretty cool talking point!)

Fun Fact!michael-phelps

The dramatic marks seen on swimmers in the Olympics, though true athletes and healthy, most likely come from lactic acid build-up in addition to the toxins they’re exposed to from long hours in chlorinated pools. If they were on a less regimented exercise schedule out of the pool, the cup marks may not have been as entertaining!

To book an appointment with our Cupping Specialists Andrea and Chloe, phone
8406 0679 or book online at www.nbip.com.au. This can be booked on its own
or in conjunction with an Acupuncture session.

Massage for Depression

Taking time for massage is as important for people dealing with
depression as it is for people dealing with arthritis, sports injuries
and carpal tunnel syndrome. A review of more than a dozen
studies revealed how massage can fight depression by lowering
cortisol levels.
Cortisol is the body’s response to stress, and massage therapy
lowers it by as much as 50%. At the same time, massage provides
many benefits and can also increase the levels of serotonin and
dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help stabilize
your mood.
RESULTS OF MASSAGE
The International Journal of Neuroscience studied a group of
people with spinal cord injuries who were also suffering from
depression. Twice a week for five weeks, half the patients received
two 40-minute sessions of motion exercises while the other half
received two 40-minute massages.
Both groups improved their physical abilities during that time, but
the people who received massage therapy also became less
depressed. So even while exercise has long been accepted as a
means of combating depression, massage not only provides
additional benefits but can also relieve stiffness and soreness
resulting from physical exercise.
COMMITMENT TO WELL-BEING
Sometimes it can be difficult to make time for taking care of
yourself, but a massage is an effective way of maintaining regular
attention to your personal wellness. Ongoing massage therapy
promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, which reinforces a
positive attitude.
Reserving some specific time for a professional massage,
customized to address your personal needs, makes it easier to
remember that you deserve to feel good and that you’re taking
important steps to make it happen.

To book your massage call Ariane on 02 8406 0679 or visit http://www.nbip.com.au

Massage for Depression

Taking time for massage is as important for people dealing with
depression as it is for people dealing with arthritis, sports injuries
and carpal tunnel syndrome. A review of more than a dozen
studies revealed how massage can fight depression by lowering
cortisol levels.
Cortisol is the body’s response to stress, and massage therapy
lowers it by as much as 50%. At the same time, massage provides
many benefits and can also increase the levels of serotonin and
dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help stabilize
your mood.
RESULTS OF MASSAGE
The International Journal of Neuroscience studied a group of
people with spinal cord injuries who were also suffering from
depression. Twice a week for five weeks, half the patients received
two 40-minute sessions of motion exercises while the other half
received two 40-minute massages.
Both groups improved their physical abilities during that time, but
the people who received massage therapy also became less
depressed. So even while exercise has long been accepted as a
means of combating depression, massage not only provides
additional benefits but can also relieve stiffness and soreness
resulting from physical exercise.
COMMITMENT TO WELL-BEING
Sometimes it can be difficult to make time for taking care of
yourself, but a massage is an effective way of maintaining regular
attention to your personal wellness. Ongoing massage therapy
promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, which reinforces a
positive attitude.
Reserving some specific time for a professional massage,
customized to address your personal needs, makes it easier to
remember that you deserve to feel good and that you’re taking
important steps to make it happen.

To book your massage call Ariane on 02 8406 0679 or visit http://www.nbip.com.au

Have you wondered who you are at Soul Level?

How your Soul manifested?
What Soul Realignment is?
If you have answered yes to one of these questions then read
on….
Each one of us starts as a spark of light born of energy, which is
our Soul.  From this point, we create choices and experiences
allowing us to express ourselves as unique individuals originating
from a place of unity.

  • A Soul Blueprint/Realignment is a story of your Soul, bringing
    awareness into your current life of your past, present and
    future.
  • It gives you expansion into your authentic self through your
    Soul’s presence and purpose.   It helps you manifest and share your gifts as your Soul journeys in this lifetime.
  • Highlights any issues that have been holding you back in this
    and past lifetimes and gives clarity.
  • Learning what your Life Lessons are and how you embody
    them every day.
  • Understanding your Soul’s Journey and Purpose.
  • Allowing yourself permission to be you.
  • Learning to live your life following your heart and Soul.
  • Understanding your true nature and purpose.
  • Fully understand who you are at the core of your being.
  • Finding a deeper connection to yourself and those around
    you.

We are all here for a reason and to experience life as individuals.
When your Soul Realignment is completed you will reawaken your
Soul’s purpose.  There will be recognition, awakening and
remembering of your true path and purpose for this lifetime.
Soul Realignment booked before the 31st October 2017 will also receive a free Property Realignment valued at $97.00 and a typed PDF document valued at $50.00.
If this sounds like something that you would love to experience
give Sheila a call on 02 8406 0679 / 0405 213 647 or visits  www.nbip.com.au to book.
Due to the extensive work involved all payments have to be made
in advance and Bookings are essential.

Advanced Soul Realignment
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Emotional Freedom Technique