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Fynnyl wrote:Could somebody please explain me the difference between different shapes/styles of cups translates into use ? For example comparing rigid to elastic cups.
Also, besides those UFO shaped blue ones that are described above, I saw those bell shaped silicone cups:
http://www.amazon.com/complete-set-sili ... ne+cupping
How are those different ? In terms of controlling the amount of suction, being able to slide/mobilize the tissue, etc ?
I'd like to try starting to learn cupping massage, and at first, I plan to focus on suction with movement, rather than static suction. Hope that makes sense
Fynnyl wrote:Cups are often used with movement, which feels more familiar to me, being closer to the hands on massage. But I guess this isn't the traditional way of cupping ...
You can see that the edge is large and smooth. There is no appreciable abrading with these cups. They also do not squeegy the lubricant off the skin. Working feel is very similar to glass cups, except for two very important distinctions (other than ease of use): You can't see what is happening under the cup until it is moved, BUT you CAN work these cups carefully over bony areas like the spinous processes without discomfort. Obviously, anytime you work a tool over the top of bony prominences, extra care is needed. Use caution.
flotsette wrote:I ended up revisiting this thread, since I am in the middle of the ICTA training, and they are associated with Earthspa which produces the Baguanfa cups.
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