Based on Traditional Oriental Medicine
A typical sports massage at Shiatsu Bodyworks would involve deep tissue manipulation using pressure points and stretches combined with either cupping or acupuncture.
Acupuncture needling techniques involve extremely thin needles, consequently, most patients find that the treatments are relaxing and cause minimal or no discomfort. Often they are not even aware that the needles have been inserted
Cupping is a technique that has been used for about three thousands years in many parts of Asia to treat a variety of conditions. Cupping uses “suction” or negative pressure which occurs between the cup and skin.