Medical practitioners realised thousand of years ago that stagnation of toxins in the body is the root cause of ailments such as headaches, muscular pain, premature ageing, depression and high blood pressure. Our modern day ailments like stress, tension, anxiety and others can be caused by blockages and toxins that we are generally not aware of… To treat and get to the source of these ailments; practitioners used revolutionary treatments like acupuncture and cupping therapy.
Cupping therapy, while not as well known as acupuncture, dates back to before 1500 BC and has been practiced in diverse cultures around the world, it is based on a suction or vacuum effect drawing blood and lymph to the surface of the skin, aiding the body to remove hidden toxins, improving circulation and eliminating toxic stagnation. Cupping therapy is growing in popularity as an alternative and holistic method for treatment of physical, emotional and physiological health issues.
The only documented side effect or down side being the “marking” or bruising of the skin, a red or blue mark similar to a love bite which could last for a few days to weeks, yet is not painful at all.
Many celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears and others, have bravely used cupping in their exploration of natural treatments, the Western world, in its search for fast healing or a quick detox is by and large too image-conscious to accept a treatment that leaves big, unsightly marks – no matter what the results.
Enter the Bellabaci Cupping Massage.
This massage technique, which uses the Bellabaci cups to create a suction or vacuum similar to that achieved with Chinese Cupping Therapy or Hajima, has delivered remarkable results to clients complaining of everything from stretch marks, scarring and cellulite to chronic muscle pain, headaches and arthritis.
Working off the same principle as cupping, the Bellabaci Massage uses “cups” made from medical silicone, instead of glass or plastic, and is applied to the skin to create a suction effect, then moved over the skin in a relaxing up/down, zig zag or circular massage movements.
The vacuum draws blood to the surface of the skin, providing the skin tissue with nutrients and oxygen – while simultaneously removing toxins from the body.
It is not unusual to see the oil applied before and during the massage turns brown or even black – this is visible evidence of toxins being released through the skin, it can be alarming but it serves as an indication that the method works in drawing out stagnated and hidden toxins.
Bellabaci – which means “beautiful kisses” in Italian – will leave some redness on the skin, depending on the amount of stagnation in the body – but this will usually disappear after a few hours.
Massage therapists realise that they need to offer their clients a longer-lasting result for their beauty and health concerns and once trained, they understand the science behind the Bellabaci Massage and why it works so well. With the off-putting red marks of cupping eliminated but the therapeutic effects maintained, the Bellabaci Massage is different from anything else available on the market today.
What’s bound to get women really excited, however, is the effect it has on cellulite and stretch marks.
The Bellabaci Massage is, without doubt, one of the most effective treatments for reducing cellulite, the suction from the cups stimulates the fibroblast cells to increase collagen and elastin production, and with improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage the skin tone and texture is vastly improved. “The same effects also help to keep the skin looking more youthful in general.”
The suction effect penetrates as deep as four inches into the body and lymphatic circulation improves by a staggering 300% for a period of 8-12 hours after a Bellabaci Massage.
These physiological effects can have a marked impact on many types of conditions, including tissue and joint inflammation, sprains, strains and spasms, tired muscles, arthritis, back and joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome, sluggish colons, spider veins, scar tissue, stretch marks and headaches, amongst many others.
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Derrick Z. Venter – Internet Entrepreneur living in Cape Town South Africa and writes about Bellabaci Massage, A cupping therapy, known as acupuncture and cellulite treatment