Try Michael Phelps Olympic Obsession: Cupping In The Hamptons
This summer in Rio, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps made more than a big splash. For acupuncturists around the world, the distinctive marks on his back from cupping were golden. Although the history of cupping dates back to ancient times, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham, and many other celebrities, are also big fans. According to Shellie Goldstein, cosmetic acupuncturist and face whisperer to the stars, “Cupping is an effective therapy for a variety of problems, including aches and pains, muscle strain, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, and even acne. The effects are amazing!”
When cups are applied to the skin, they create a vacuum effect which pulls superficial and deeper tissue to stimulate circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, and heal muscle injury or internal trauma. Cups are generally left in place for 5 to 15 minutes to work their magic. KDHamptons tried a cupping treatments with Shellie and loved it! My shoulders and neck are always so tight from writing. After the cups were removed I felt like I had just received the best, deep tissue massage. The hicky-like marks lasted about 4 days. Like a massage, the treatment is extremely relaxing, soothing, and effective. Optimal results are best achieved when cupping is performed by a licensed acupuncturist in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment.
Try cupping at Shellie Goldstein Associates; locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons; 212-388-0800 or hamptonsacupuncture.com