Cupping therapy may seem new, but it’s actually an ancient form of treatment that can help in so many ways. We’ve found it’s very effective for helping folks to relax, reducing pain while increasing blood flow and just generally improving a person’s overall well-being. The way it works is that one of our trained professionals puts special cups on your skin to create suction. This only lasts for a few minutes, but it works as a kind of effective deep-tissue massage.
Usually, one of our professionals will take some kind of substance such as herbs or paper, set it aflame, and then, once the fire dies down, put the cup upside down on your body. The temperature inside the cup will drop rapidly, creating a vacuum. That’s how you get the effect of your skin rising, due to your blood vessels expanding. A safe way to help with anxiety and depression, when you arrive at our facility, we’ll determine whether cupping therapy is a proper, effective treatment for you.
At Iris Healing Retreat we recognize that the amount of time a client spends with us is short so we provide clients with as many tools as possible while with us including: