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Last weekend, I had a terrific visit to CommUnity Acupuncture & Massage, where David Gorski performed acupunture and cupping on me.
The whole thing was captured on video by talented videographer Alistair Dunnington. (The video’s being edited; stay tuned for the final work.)
Most of you are familiar with acupuncture, so I’ll dive right into what’s foreign: cupping therapy.
Cupping — aka mysofascial release — aka what all the Olympic swimmers are doing — is basically a “reverse massage”. Specially-shaped cups made of plastic or glass are placed upon the skin to create a suction, which pulls myofascial tissue to create increased bloodflow, muscle movement, and relief. A more thorough oveview of cupping is here.
How’d it work for me? It went swimmingly.
Once David suctioned those cups to my back and moved ’em around on my skin, I felt immediate relief in my thoracic capacity (that’s my back), where I’d been experiencing some tension.*
The cupping provided an added bonus of overall mind/body relaxation.
You, too, can tryout cupping and acupuncture. ComUnity Acu offers “affordable health services for all”. Click here for details.
Much gratitude to CommUnity Acupuncture & Massage founders Nancy & Robert Evans for opening your doors to me.
And a mega-thanks to the creative, skilled videographer, Alistair Dunnington. I highly recommend him!
*Yes, doctors can feel pain, just like you…☺