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Chinese Massage Treatment using Reflexology & Cupping | Vibe Natural Health

Tui Na Chinese Massage using Reflexology & Cupping in Brisbane

Reflexology Foot Massage

Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage, where specific points of the feet represent the organs of the rest of the body. It is an incredibly relaxing treatment that also heals and brings energy to the whole body via pressure points in the feet being gently massaged.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for certain health conditions. Glass cups are placed on the skin with gentle suction. This increases the flow of energy and blood in the body.

Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be left, or gently moved across the skin (often referred to as "gliding/slide cupping). The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup.

Cupping creates a vacuum effect on acupressure points of the body. Unlike a massage that only pushes down on the skin, cupping utilizes the sucking action as well, drawing the muscle off the bone. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and greatly relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place while the patient relaxes.

Cupping is a safe, non-invasive and highly beneficial technique. It is used to treat colds, lung infections, helps control asthma and problems in the internal organs. It is also used to treat muscle and joint pain and spasms, particularly in the neck & back, and stimulates blood circulation. Cupping can be used on people for whom the injection of acupuncture needles poses a problem or risk. 

How can I improve my health & wellbeing through Cupping Therapy?

Cupping can help you by increasing your circulation, releasing tight muscles and improving organ health (TCM) It helps to detoxify cells and promotes faster recovery from post training/exercise soreness.

TCM practitioners use cupping for specific problems in the flow of qi (life force/energy). Cupping disperses and moves qi by exerting suction and pressure. Cupping is used when the qi is blocked at certain points, or when qi needs to be drawn to the surface of the body from deep within. For instance, cupping is used to treat lung infections and colds, as it’s believed that the suction disperses and energizes the qi that has become blocked and stagnated in the lungs.  

Respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.  

Are there any side effects?

Cupping causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin, which can cause red bruise like marks on the skin. This is common and these marks will fade over a period of days.

If you have cancer and would like to enquire about massage, please call our Reception team to be directed to the right practitioner for you. It is best to have permission from your GP or Oncologist to ensure massage is safe for you.

Prices

30 minutes  $65   :  45 minutes $80  :  60 minutes $100  :  90 minutes $145

Health fund rebates: if you have private health extras cover you can claim a rebate for massages with most of our therapists via our Hicaps terminal and just pay the gap fee.


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We offer Chinese Massage - Reflexology and Cupping to clients all over Brisbane. We are a short drive from Brisbane CBD, Paddington, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove, Newmarket, Enogerra, Wilston, Windsor, Milton, Toowong, The Gap, Ashgrove, New Farm, Kenmore, Chapel Hill, Indooroopilly, West End.

 

 

 

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