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The Art of Cupping Combined with Aquatic Bodywork

Oct 27, 2011 02:56PM

Tomi Murphey, LMT, NCBTMB

Ms. Tomi Murphey, LMT, NCBTMB, a dual-licensed, nationally certified massage therapist/esthetician, is offering aquatic bodywork and cupping therapies at Santa Rita Springs, in central Tucson. Her approach to healing is a culmination of more than 30 years. experience in healing arts, combining Eastern and Western healing methodologies.

You may be asking, “What in the world is cupping?” This time-honored treatment employs negative pressure, often combined with magnets. By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping loosens adhesions, softens rigid tissue, draws excess fluids along with toxins, lifts and separates
connective tissue layers and brings blood flow to stagnant skin, muscle and meridians.

Myofascial release is swift, and addresses a myriad of debilitating and stubborn conditions. Another benefit of negative pressure massage (cupping) is that it feels great. The pulling actions engage the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing a deep relaxation to move throughout the
entire body.

Aquatic Bodywork (similar to Watsu) could be likened to the client being danced in a warm pool, rather than dancing. It is movement as medicine, where the movements are more an affirmation than an exercise. All you have to do is show up, breath, relax and experience bliss.

For more information: Tomi Murphey, LMT, 520-318-3427, [email protected]

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