CUPPING DISCLOSURE & CONSENT
Your massage therapist utilizes every available means, including written and verbal intake, and visual and tactile clues in order to give a safe and effective treatment.
Massage Cupping is a therapeutic decompression technique used by massage therapists, acupuncturists and bodyworkers for the relief of muscular pain, tension, and congestion. These techniques are used to draw out congested fluids and toxins to the surface tissue layers, allowing for fresh blood and lymph circulation. The resolution of stagnation and granulation in the tissues often brings an immediate relief from pain.
Massage Cupping uses negative pressure created within a specialized glass or rubber cup that is applied to the affected body part. The pressure can be deep to provide relief from tension, pain and injuries. Gentler pressure increases lymph flow, circulation and relaxation, and is excellent for facial treatments.
There is a possibility of discoloration that can occur from the release and clearing of stagnation and toxins from the body. The reaction is not bruising, but the cellular debris, pathogenic factors and toxins being drawn to the subcutaneous layers for dissipation by the circulatory system. The discoloration will dissipate in as soon as a few hours or up to 1 week, and in relation to after-care activities. It is important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and avoid vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
Cupping should NOT be performed with any of the following conditions present, please communicate to your practitioner should any of these conditions be present for you:
>You are taking blood thinning medications
>On a recent injury
>On any skin conditions: sunburn, eczema, dermatitis, rashes, ulcerated skin or skin that lacks integrity
>Areas that lack sensation or are numb
>Cold or flu-like symptoms
>You have low blood sugar/empty stomach
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, including cold, wet and/or windy weather conditions, hot showers, baths, saunas, hot tubs, for 24 hours after treatment.
>I understand that all treatments at this facility are therapeutic in nature. I agree to communicate to the therapist any physical discomfort or draping issues during the session.
>If I choose to experience cupping therapy during treatments, I understand the potential side-effects and the after-care recommendations.
>I also agree that I have read, understand and will follow all the information stated above and will not hold the practitioner or Anjou Spa responsible.