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I'm so excited to share this at-home cupping therapy that offers so many benefits, from depuffing your eyes to reduce fine lines, double chin, and even help relieve sinus congestion.
I'll show you what it is and how it works.
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Cupping is an ancient massage therapy that's been around for a lover 5,000 years and has been very popular in Asia, the Middle East and Egypt.
This treatment involved placing heated cups onto the skin to create pressure and vacuum. Reportedly, this pressure pulls the skin and muscle tissue, stimulating blood circulation.
It was used to treat a range of conditions, from common colds to sore muscles.
Back then, a variety of materials were used including animal horns, bamboo, ceramic, glass, and eventually plastic.
Facial cupping is a lighter, gentle form of body cupping, using small, soft squeezable cups (made from medical grade silicone) to create a light vacuum over the skin.
The facial cup is lightly massaged across the face, eyes, neck, chin, and chest to help stimulate circulation, increase lymphatic drainage (reducing facial puffiness), invigorate the skin and firm and soothe facial muscles.
The cups help create a negative pressure on the skin (like a vacuum effect) stimulating circulation, promoting lymphatic draining and massaging the skin and underlying muscles all at the same time.
HOW TO DO CUPPING:
It's easy, simply apply a good quality oil on a clean face.
Then squeeze the facial cup and place on the skin and gently slid the cup in a circular motion around the face, moving downward and out.
The negative vacuum pressure caused by the squeezed cup drains excess fluids and toxins.
It also helps bring healthy blood flow to stagnant muscles and dull skin. It also helps lift connective tissue and loosen adhesions.
Note: Adhesions - when skin is stuck down onto the underlying muscle, it looks like a wrinkle. Loosening and lift the skin can help reduce the depth and appearance of the wrinkle.
TIP: Now that I've tried the face cups, I would highly suggest the newer, smaller Bambino cups. They're smaller and softer than the original cups and can easily get around the bony area near the eyes and crow's feet, and the small area above the lip where lines form.
When to do a face cupping massage?
A quick face cupping massage can be in the morning right after moisturizing your face or anytime your skin needs a little pickup.
Just make sure to always apply a good quality oil before cupping.
Never perform a cupping massage on dry skin.
I love to do a quick "wake up your skin" massage first thing in the morning after I wash my face. I like this time frame for several reasons:
No! In fact, it feels wonderful. Face and neck cupping is soothing and stimulating at the same time. You'll get addicted to at-home cupping massages once you start. 😊
See the benefits of face cupping in just minutes.
You don't need to spend hours to get anti-aging benefits from face cupping.
A quick massage takes only a few minutes a day can help reduce facial puffiness, stimulate natural collagen production and help drain sinuses and congestion.
When cupping my face, one of my favorite places to concentrate on is under my double chin area.
While face cupping massage won't reduce body fat, it reduces bloating, which gives the entire area a smoother, more toned appearance.
You can purchase massage cups online and on Amazon. However, I've only used Bellabaci cups.
Bellabaci International is the creator of the hand-squeezable silicon cupping massage system. At one time, the Bellabaci silicone cupping set was only available at select luxury spas worldwide.
But now you can purchase the original Bellabaci at-home cupping kit directly from the company – as I do.
The benefits of face and eye cupping therapy include:
Spending 2-5 minutes in the morning or night before bed does wonders for the skin.
But when time allows, and you desire a more intense, deeper massage for a thorough at-home facial rejuvenation treatment,
Here is great and easy massage therapy to try!
Notice her before and after results and how glowing her skin looks!
This face and eye cup therapy involves 3 steps:
1. The slide
2. The pulse
3. The circle
This type of cupping therapy really helps get the blood flowing and works especially well on reducing excess facial fluid to reduce puffy eyes and droopy double chin.
What got me excited about face and eye cupping therapy is that may help reduce puffiness of the face -and eyes- by increasing lymphatic drainage.
And I’m all about reducing puffy eyes because that’s an area of concern for me and has been for over 25 years.
Face and eye cupping therapy has been known to help clean and tighten pores, and firm and tone skin and facial muscles.
But there are multiple benefits to massage and cupping therapy for the whole body - especially for bloated tummies and cellulite.
Bellabaci makes a body massaging cupping set which can be used for cellulite reduction besides sore muscles and aches.
The massage cups for body massage are bigger and firmer with a stronger vacuum suction than cups used for the face and eyes.
Depending on how sensitive you are, when the body cups are used for cellulite, it might be uncomfortable for some people. So it's a good idea to go gently in this area.
Furthermore, if you bruise easily or are taking blood-thinning medications, you might bruise a little with the body cups. Check with your doctor if you're taking any medications before using.
Body cupping massage therapy is helpful for improving pain, inflammation and cellulite...depending on how you use it. Body cups are larger and have stronger suction than the face and eye cups. You can view them here.
NOTE: Unlike body cupping, the Bellabaci Face-Eye Cupping therapy is gentle and should not leave bruises your face. Although your face might have a beautiful rosy-glow due to an increase in blood circulation.
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