Cupping and Gwa sha/gua sha
Cupping is an ancient technique that utilizes a suctioning action to draw out stagnation, congestion, and relieve tension. It may involve stationary cup application or cups that are slid along tight muscles.
Gwa Sha is a scraping technique used to relieve knotted, cramped muscles. It is especially good for athletes body-builders, and headache sufferers. It is also good for breaking up post-surgical adhesions that reduce flexibility and full range of motion.