Fascial Health with Vacuum Therapies

Starting out as a tadpole of a therapist quite some time ago, during a typical massage session my main focus was (of course) the muscle, period. Pressing the time capsule fast forward button, we now know that to achieve a more positive therapeutic effect, we must look at the body both structurally and functionally.

No other soft tissue of the body influences structure and functionality and dominates the body more than fascia. Let’s look at some of the interesting facts about fascia.

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Massage Cupping Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

The modern world of healing has embraced another wonderful ancient technique that has powerful results. Massage cupping is a modified version of “cupping therapy,” which has been used extensively in Chinese medicine for several thousand years.

By creating suction and negative pressure, massage cupping is used to drain excess fluids and toxins; stimulate the peripheral nervous system; bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin; and loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue.

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VacuTherapies and Working With the Senior Athlete

There are more than 10,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 90+ that gather every two years to compete in the National Senior Games. These athletes train year round in their chosen sport and participate in yearly local events in order to improve their skills.

As with athletes at any age, injuries occur that can sometimes sideline them. I know, because I’m one of them. No one wants to take time out due to a nagging injury. VacuTherapies can really help speed up recovery time.

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Techniques to Help Your Pediatric Clients

Used properly, cups can facilitate the body’s ability to stay healthy and return itself to a balanced state when things do go awry. In working with infants, toddlers and weak or frail children, it’s important to use the small face cups.

After two years of age, you can begin using the larger, stronger vacuum cups carefully. Cupping addresses issues like colic, mastoiditis and ear infections, teething, asthma and lung conditions, magnets for bumps bruises and pain, easing soft tissue through growth spurts, muscle spasms (charley horse), scoliosis, indigestion, headache, fevers, sprains, swellings, nervous system sedation, excess excitation like crying and irritability, trouble falling asleep, ADHD and so much more.

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Adding This Method of Cupping Decompression Aids in the Treatment of Scoliosis

Massage Magazine’s latest article explores the benefits of using ACE Massage Cupping and MediCupping therapies in the treatment of Scoliosis. Here’s a short preview of the article. Soft tissue manipulation has proven itself to be beneficial for scoliotic conditions, and vacuum manual therapy is providing a valuable missing link

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Upcoming ACE Workshops for September

September is the month that we say goodbye to summer and hello to pumpkin spiced everything. Not only are our educators holding some fantastic workshops throughout the country this month, two of our CMCEs will be at the AMTA National Convention in Pasadena, California. Come say hello

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Cupping on C-Section Scar Tissue

ACE’s founder, Anita J. Shannon joins us this week for a question on Cupping on C-Section Scar Tissue. Is it alright to use cupping in conjunction with visceral massage or even C-section scar? Thanks, Mel   Thanks for your email and question. Many practitioners use the techniques

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