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PAIN- How to Treat it Holistically

Most people have experienced some sort of pain in their body.

For a lot of people pain comes and goes quickly, while others the problem causing the pain stays trapped in their bodies. When the problem is not addressed pain doesn't go away and can often spread and cause more problems throughout the body.

A lot of people take daily anti inflammatory tablets to help with pain management, some take daily pain killers, others may do nothing. A lot of people will just say "It is just a part of getting older!" Wow, imagine always popping a pill to address pain. The pill will never remove the pain from the body it will just dull the symptoms and eventually the pain will spread and feel worse.

Also, pain does not discriminate. I have treated some very young little bodies that have had lots of pain in their necks, back, knees, hip feet...

Pain can come from an array of things- poor body mechanics, repetitive movement, tight muscles, lack of stretching leading to poor posture, lack of movement etc...

Holistic Therapy to Remove Pain From Body

I use Ancient Therapeutic Massage Treatment to bring out the pain in the body.

I have honestly tried everything to reduce pain in my own body and this type of treatment has hands down worked the best. Which is why I am so passionate about helping others with the style of treatment.


Pain can get trapped in the body in a form of heat. The ONLY method to remove heat trapped in the body causing pain in using a method called GUA SHA. No other massage or treatment will remove heat trapped in your body.

Gua Sha is an ancient therapeutic practice which translates to “Scraping Sha”. Sha is the red spots on the skin . Sha is blocked blood and heat in the body. Which leads to pain and restricted movement. When it is drawn to the surface it displays the affected area as red spots.

The Sha markings may look painful however this treatment causes little discomfort. The instrument I use is made from a slice of Buffalo horn. Buffalo horn is very cooling and helps remove heat from the body.

Once this has been performed and heat is drawn out of body patients notice a reduction in stiffness and larger range of motion in affected areas INSTANTLY! Sha markings on the body start to fade within a day and usually totally disappear within a week. If there is no trapped heat in the body no markings appear on the skin surface.

Cupping Massage Therapy

Cupping is an ancient method for relieving sore muscles by promoting blood flow and stimulating the release of toxins. It is removing stagnant blood caused by injury/illness/trauma/daily stress on the body.

Cups are glided on body to provide a deep tissue massage. Massage is very in depth and the process involves stretching out and unwinding t

he fascia. Any adhesion is broken up as well.

Cups are then left stationary for a short period of time. This is a very small part of the treatment.

It is relaxing and comfortable, however it may bring some of those toxins to the surface, which will cause temporary marking. They will fade within 24 hours and usually disappear within three to four days, though in some cases they may linger for a week or two.

What are those marks the Cups Leave?

On some occasions cupping produces no marking because pathogens and other unwanted factors are not there to be drawn to the surface. However a lot of the time it will. If there is stagnant blood it will cause a marking on the skin called a Cupping Mark.

Cupping marks are not bruises. When we have a bruise it is tender to touch (due to trauma). After cupping there is no such accompanying tenderness.

Cupping marks will fade within 24 hours and usually disappear within three to four days.

Markings that are left on the body after cupping vary due to illness/injury

What are the benefits of Cupping Therapy?

  • Stretches and unwinds fascia at the superficial and deep levels

  • Removes small adhesions that allow for more range of movement in tissues

  • Stimulates the local nervous system, causing an increase of endorphins and a decrease of pain

  • Loosens and releases adhesion

  • Relaxes the nervous system

  • Draws an increase of blood supply to the treated site.

  • Breaks up and expels congestion and toxins

  • Moves and drains excess fluids

  • Stretches and releases all types of muscles and soft tissues.

  • Provides deep tissue massage without discomfort

  • Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of the lymphatic fluid

  • Improves circulation to reduce inflammation

If you are in need of a Deep Tissue Massage as you are feeling stiff or you are experiencing some sort of body pain please consider this Therapy. There are a few different options you can book into.

If you are not sure which option is the best send me an email and I am more than happy to help you out.


$60- Headache, Sore Neck & Shoulders Treatment- 45 min

$80- Cupping Therapy Massage- 1 Hr

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