An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Back to Balance Massage is now offering massage cupping with Gateway Family Chiropractic, and Gabriela Hacal, LMT, CCT is the one providing this beautiful healing service to our clients. With the company motto of "bringing balance back to your life," Back to Balance Massage is bringing new avenues of healing to the people of the Fort Collins area.
Cupping is an ancient method of healing that has written records going back to ancient Egypt about 3,500 years ago. Other ancient cultures used it, such as Greece and China. In fact, the method was perfected in ancient China, and has been associated with that area of the world for thousands of years.
Cupping therapy employs negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques. It is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders. By creating suction and negative pressure, this therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. How is cupping accomplished? The cup is positioned over the treatment area, and depending on the types of cups being used, a vacuum is created by reducing the pressure inside the cup, therefore stretching the underlying tissues up into the cup.
Cupping treats a variety of conditions, such as the following:
In addition to being able to effectively treat the above conditions, cupping also has the following health benefits:
Contact Gateway Family Chiropractic at 970-669-7620 to make an appointment to try cupping therapy with our qualified massage therapist. You will enjoy working with Gabriela Hacal, LMT, CCT and will find her gentle touch and caring attitude both refreshing and healing. New patients can receive a consultation, comprehensive exam, and report of findings from our Loveland chiropractors, as well as massage for only $40. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Gateway Family Chiropractic family, call us today!