I hope your week is off to a great start. After a fun little vacay in Colorado, (Lots of cocktails and late night room service!) followed by a week of a serious summer head cold (who gets sick in mid july!?) I can say that I SO am happy to be back on track with my wellness routine.
You know, the usual. Workouts, cleaner eating, a little less wine;)
Love all of the above, but I have to tell you guys about a new thing I’ve added to my wellness agenda… At home cupping.
I know cupping is nothing new, but this whole at home situation is definitely new for me and I’m obsessed. Prior to ordering my own cute little set, (highly suggest this set here) I spent so much time and money with my acupuncturist.
Trust me, I still love an occasional acupuncture sesh but in the mean time this new regimen is really doing the trick for me.
So here’s how it works and why you need to jump on the bandwagon, ASAP!
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping loosens muscles, encourages blood flow, and sedates the nervous system. I’m telling you, I put it on places that feel tight or knotted, leave it on for 15 minutes and I swear, almost instant relief.
It’s also amazing for anxiety, sinuses, (used it for this last week when fighting my head cold, worked wonders along with a little eucalyptus in my diffuser) and even cellulite.
That’s right, cellulite.
Oh, and did I mention the tiny facial cups that came in my set? I know, I know. What about the bruising? The answer is if done properly, none will occur.
Here’s a little run down.
Start with applying your favorite oil to your face (I’ve been using rose hip) then simply squeeze the cup and apply to your skin to create a vacuum suction. Start gliding the cup using massage strokes from the center of the face toward the ear. I usually do about 5 passes per side. The key here is to keep the cup moving at all times.
You can use a similar technique when using cupping for cellulite. Oil up your problem areas and gradually massage in a circulaly motion for a couple minutes per leg.
So there you have it. You have effectively brought in fresh oxygenated blood to your skin, delivered tons of nutrients, and have encouraged collagen and elastic generation.
Pretty amazing, right?
Trust me guys, you want to give this whole at home cupping thing a try. I promise you will love it!