From Our Editors
Most Popular Service: Contemporary Cupping
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
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Q&A with Dana Russell, Owner/therapist
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes, I agree. Cupping helps to eliminate toxins, it moves sluggish lymphatic fluids and increases blood flow, all of which are beneficial to our health and well being, both internally and externally.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
Had my first cupping, ever, this last Thursday with Dana @ her new Salt Escape location. All I can say is WOW. I have received several traditional massages but this is different on many levels. The cupping was relaxing, while invigorating at the same time. I had muscle pain going in, from strains while exercising. The treatment left me completely relaxed and pain free. As this was a new process for me Dana took a lot of time to explain the treatment and it's benefits.
How did you get started in the industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
After years of doing deep tissue/medical massage I was introduced to contemporary cupping and became fascinated with this versatile therapy. I became certified with the ICTA and then Advanced Certified and I am still amazed with the multitude of issues with very positive outcomes that occur with this modality. Through years of study and hundreds of clients I have developed and personalized many techniques with the use of different types of cups utilizing stationary and moving methods.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Cupping Therapy (decompression) is a superior method to reduce and even eliminate muscle knots or trigger points. The pulling action of moving cups releases fascia far better than compression. Many major league athletic teams are incorporating cupping into their wellness treatment plans. Also, this is beneficial for reducing the appearance of cellulite and facial cupping not only helps to relieve plugged sinuses but it also gives a lift to the skin and aids in reducing puffiness through lymphatic drainage.