IT'S LYNNY KANSAS
DON'T LET THE RUBY SLIPPERS,
OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
Call me curious or an idiot or both, but I had to give it a go. On Friday I had a very different massage experience. (Picture is not me by the way but courtesy of Cuppingresource.com)
I decided to go for a massage that incorporated acupressure and the traditional, ancient Chinese method called "cupping". In this technique, glass cups are placed on your body and the air sucked out causing vacuum suction. The cups are left in place for 15 minutes or so. This is supposed to improve circulation and help to draw out toxins in your body. (I don't drink that much wine surely!) I must say the sensation was a little weird at first and the vacuum was a bit (ouch!) tight in some areas. Not only were some of the cups left in place for a period of time, I was massaged with the cup too! Ouch again!! Massage oil helped the suctioned cup to glide but I must say it was a bit like being massaged with a pumice stone!!
Needless to say, I have red marks all over my back which now looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Also pretty bruised in certain areas so no swim costume wearing for me this week. I was told I would be left with a feeling of calm and serenity, well not so much, can't think why ha ha! Not sure where my "toxins" are right now but I do know that a few more are due to be consumed! This I do know will leave me calm and serene!!
If you want to know more about cupping, check out this link.