Beyond Michael Phelps - Facial Cupping
Ok, we've all seen the purple bruises on Michael Phelps' back and know that he had cupping right before he swam to win the gold. And that seems worth it - purple bruises < gold medals - but why on earth would I want to do cupping on my face? Can this possibly be the same procedure showcased on the body of America's most famous swimmer last summer? In short - yes, and no. One of the procedures I get asked the most is about facial detox cupping: "Does it hurt? Will it leave marks on my face? What is it good for? What are the results?" These are excellent questions and you will be amazed by the many benefits this treatment has to offer. In this short article, I will demystify facial cupping, show you a video of the treatment, and leave you running to make an appointment for yourself....
Facial detox cupping, turns out, isn't scary at all. In fact, here is a video I posed of me doing the treatment on myself. It is less Michael Phelps and more spa facial massage. Like body cupping, facial cupping works by applying suction to the skin to lift tissue, stretch fascia, and release tight muscles. However, unlike body cupping, the keyword in facial cupping is gentle - the mild suction applied to the skin works to gently lift facial tissue, resulting in increased blood circulation as well as stimulation and draining of the lymph nodes. As a result - no marks, no bruising, no downtime. Compare this with your standard spa facial - which includes extractions or peels - that are sometimes harsh enough that you need to cancel your post-facial plans. In fact, facial detox cupping is so gentle that Vogue Magazine declared that not only did facial cupping not bruise, it is an ideal treatment to do right before a big event because it gives you an instant facelift without any downtime or side effects.
Facial cupping can produce such amazing results because it improves skin circulation, encourages lymph drainage, tones tissue that is flaccid, and relaxes tightness. Facial cupping increases the diffusion and receptivity of skin cell nutrients, stimulates collagen and elastin, and restores new skin tissue. After a 30-minute facial cupping session, you will see a well-rested, wrinkle-free, and slimmer facial profile looking back at you in the mirror. While you may be tempted to find a DIY facial cupping kit and perform the treatment at home, we encourage you to seek a professional who understands facial anatomy and pathways of the lymphatic drainage system.
When you are ready to have the best skin of your life, for the rest of your life, visit our Scottsdale acupuncture clinic and see what a difference it makes. Facial detox cupping is available exclusively at our Old Town Scottsdale location.