CUPPING & LYMPHATIC ALIGNMENT MASSAGE
Combination of Chinese Therapies
Reflexology, Lymphatic Alignment Massage, Cupping, Pain Management for Sports Injuries
Weight Management for Fat Reduction & Weight Loss
Wellness Practitioner Helen Shao has studied and practised Chinese Medicine in China since 1979 and worked for the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from 1991 to 1994. Her passion is to support clients around weight loss, chronic pain and sports injuries combining Chinese Therapies and Western Technology.
Live the life you love, love the life you live - pain-free, at your ideal body weight and shape or simply become the best version of you.
Reflexology for the Ear, Hand & Feet
15mins (ear only) $40
Lymphatic Alignment Massage
Head, Neck, Arms, Legs & Gut
Body Alignment Massage
Qi, Cupping & Deep-Tissue Massage
Cupping - Detox
Liver Detox $100 per treatment
Lung Detox $100 per treatment
Digestion Detox $100 per treatment
Whole Body Detox $150 per treatment
Cupping – Joint Pain
Shoulders & Arms $100 per treatment
Back $100 per treatment
Legs (front & back) $100 per treatment
Whole Body $120 per treatment
Fat Reduction $80 per A5 area
Skin Tightening $80 per A5 area
Body Sculpting $80 per A5 area
Fat Reduction Weight Loss Programme
The individualised programme is designed by Helen to address your concerns.
All sessions include a customised consultation and a combination of cupping - detox, localised fat reduction, skin tightening, lymphatic alignment massage and meal plan during cupping sessions.
Cupping must be done on consecutive days.
What is Cupping Therapy?
People use cupping to complement their wellbeing for a host of issues and conditions. Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow.
Supporters of cupping also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “Qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practised cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.
Many Taoists believe that cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring the balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Cupping was originally performed using animal horns. Later, the “cups” were made from bamboo and then ceramic. The suction was primarily created through the use of heat. The cups were originally heated with fire and then applied to the skin. As they cooled, the cups drew the skin inside.
Modern cupping is often performed using glass cups that are rounded like balls and open on one end.
What should I expect during a cupping treatment?
During a treatment, sometimes cups are applied to acupressure points, as well as to the region of the body affected by pain. Helen’s cupping treatments use heated cups to obtain suction, the hot air in the cups has a low density and, as the cups cool with the opening sealed by the skin, the pressure within the cups declines, gently sucking the skin into it. The skin may turn red as the blood vessels respond to the change in pressure.
The cup is put in place for a set time, usually between 5 and 20 minutes. After the cups are removed, you will have mild bruising or other marks that usually go away within 10-14 days.
For fat reduction results, you eat only light meals for two to three hours before, and nothing 20mins prior to or after your cupping session. You will also be required to follow a meal plan during the days of cupping and adhere to the water intake as recommended in the meal plan.
What conditions can cupping treat?
Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains.
Since the cups can also be applied to major acupressure points, the practice may also be effective at treating digestive issues, skin issues and other conditions commonly treated with acupressure.
Helen Shao has a history of successfully treating an impressive portfolio of men and women with her customised fat reduction program. Helen has never failed in the fa reduction arena and will guarantee a figure to shed in either inches or kilos depending on your gender, Body Mass Index (BMI) and goals. Often men prefer a measurement in kilos while women prefer a clothes size.
Have any questions?
Helen provides a 15min complimentary consultation over the phone or in-clinic with options to address your concerns.
Correcting Body Imbalances / Weight Management
Being overweight may be more complex than correcting a poor diet. Often it may require correcting body imbalances.
Most people who have thought about weight loss have tried the traditional methods of dieting which include calorie restrictions, exercise, and weight loss medications all with varying levels of success. These methods can often be successful in the short term and then the yoyo dieting cycle starts again, often with regaining the lost weight and then adding more kilos than the initial starting point.
The Light and Healthy weight loss programme is designed to correct your body imbalances, ensuring you achieve your weight/size goals. Helen will help to demystify the medical complexities associated with being overweight.
The Light and Healthy programme will help you to find the correct treatment options based on your Body Mass Index (BMI), medical history, and individual lifestyle choices.
Successful completion of the Light and Healthy programme will assist with improving your overall health and maintaining your weight loss.
In general, cupping is contraindicated directly on veins, arteries, nerves, skin inflammation, any skin lesion, body cavities, eyes, lymph nodes, or varicose veins. Cupping is also contraindicated on cancer patients, those with organ failure, using a pacemaker or blood-thinning medication, during menstruation or pregnancy, on open wounds, bone fractures, and sites of deep vein thrombosis.
Treatments may also promote metabolism and bowel movements, stimulate digestion, eliminate water retention, remove toxins, reduce weight or inflammation and release stress or anxiety.