L Thomas Massage in Boulder Junction Wellness
Reflexology, Massage, MediCupping,Essential Oils, and Cold Laser Therapy

Up-Lifting Series - Glutes and Breasts with Cups

I offer a series of Breast and/or Glute MediCupping:  Start you out with 10 minutes and work you up to 20 a session on each, breast and glutes, for total of 8 sessions in 4 weeks. Or can be added on to a Massage.

   Massage Today
June, 2014, Vol. 14, Issue 06

Important Therapies for Breast Health and Wellness

By William F. Burton Jr., LMT, CMCE


With an increase in research and an increase in information and knowledge comes an increase in self-awareness. This couldn't more pertinent than with the subject of breast cancer and breast care.

Breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy in women, with approximately 200,000 being diagnosed in the United States every year and 40,000 women fatally succumbing to this disease. Along with early breast cancer detection, there are many techniques that may benefit prevention and survival rates.

The breast is composed of different layers of tissue types; connective, adipose and glandular, which overlay the pectoralis muscles located over the rib cage. The subcutaneous adipose connective tissue and fat endow the breast with its size and shape. Lymph nodes and lymph vessels collectively comprise the breast's lymphatic system and work with a chain of lymph nodes that run up the center of the breast bone called the mammary chain and all drain to the lymph nodes in the armpit (axillary) region.

The lymphatic system works as the body's garbage collection system, clearing the area of infection, bacteria, metabolic waste and any other stagnation. This natural action protects the area from the formation of unhealthy tissue, which can steadily progress to tissue damage and disease. With as many as 500 lymph nodes in the neck, chest, breast and axillary areas, it becomes more evident how maintaining a free flowing lymphatic system aids in the well-being of a woman's breast.

Additional causes that can compromise the health of the breasts are issues that women are truly becoming aware of; stress, poor diet, poor posture, trauma and even the possibility of excess debris from the lungs becoming lodged in the fatty tissue of the breasts. Even though the current research is inconclusive, there are countless reports linking aluminum based antiperspirants and parabens with the growth of breast cancer cells. Even the bra has come under question, with the underwire and tight fit potentially restricting natural lymph flow.

Glute Health

MediCupping is a holistic treatment that many athletes seek out for injury rehabilitation. Since tissues get tight and harden and are often difficult to stretch out, Medicupping will help stretch out the muscles to release tension that has built up in that area and bringing nutrients back to the muscles and tissues that need to be repaired.  Enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue. Removal of  Lactic acid  and  the muscles get the oxygen needed as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion to maintain muscle health. 

Medicupping will help maintain athletes strength and flexibility and allow your body to heal in ways you may not even know you needed.   Athletes worldwide are turning to Medicupping to give their body the necessary care after training, competitions which will help guard against future injury.

The most common athletic complaints that are treated with medicupping therapy are: neck and shoulder pain, back pain, joint pain, glutes, hip flexors, chronic muscle imbalances or muscle spasm, and plantar fasciitis.

You do not need to be an athlete to receive the benefits of Medicupping. There are other benefits beyond injury rehab. Fibromyalgia, scarring, arthritis, and chronic neck tightness are just a handful of other conditions in which Medicupping therapy is used.

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