Traditional Chinese Medicine

Understanding Massage Cupping

For most people, their exposure to cupping therapy is as extensive as seeing the pictures of people with giant welts on their skin after undergoing treatment. But why would people resort to something that looks so strange and potentially painful? What does cupping therapy do for the body and why is it gaining in popularity? continue reading »

4 Ways to Massage Away Back Pain

Statistics show that almost 8 out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50%. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back.  continue reading »