Recover like an Olympian get some Massage Cupping on Maui

If you’re watching the Olympics (or ever go on the internet or watch the news or look at a magazine or go on instagram…) you have now been introduced to this mysterious thing called “cupping”. You’ve seen the marks (WHICH ARE NOT BRUISES) and heard about the benefits but have no idea how to try it.  A couple of options is either Acupuncture or find a Masseuse certified in Massage Cupping (like me)!

Acupuncturists have been practicing cupping for centuries and usually incorporate heated cups during the treatment.  Massage Therapists usually rely on the vacuum cups to help release fascial adhesions and stagnation within the muscles and lymphatic system.

The marks are created by “parking” the cups on an area of skin for several minutes, depending on what is going on in YOUR particular body a mark MAY or MAY NOT appear. To avoid having marks the cups can be kept moving during a Massage Cupping Session which promotes profoundly deep relaxation (most often resulting in drooling while on the table) and increased blood circulation and lymphatic flow.

In my opinion it’s awesome and a no brainer if you want to feel better, relax and speed up the recovery process of muscle soreness and tightness.  Massage Cupping is easily integrated into a regular massage session either having just a little on your back or a full body massage cupping session is great too.

The video below is a good tiny intro but the best way to experience the cups and become a “cupper” is to get a Massage Cupping session as soon as you can.

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Bring on the Maui Weddings

So spending the morning on my computer has proven dangerous.  Not because “sitting is the new smoking” which seems to be a consistent source of discomfort and pain in  “Our Flexion Addicted Society”  a phrase used by MyoSkeletal Alignment innovator and pro Erik Dalton.  Dangerous because I just went a little crazy joining Wedding Organizations.

It all started when a friend, Jason Coughlin Maui Mobile Reiki Energy Spa, haphazardly said, “You heard of Wedding Wire?”  Why No! I had not but after inspecting their directory listings and advertising options this morning I decided to join and focus some attention on the growing Wedding Industry on Maui.  Simultaneously I canceled my Yelp Ad campaign.  For months now, maybe even a year I’ve been wanting to cancel my Yelp campaign but scared to, for after all they do present like the internet mafia.  That being said, If I’m found face down in a block of cement at Makena Landing you’ll know why.

I digress.

The Wedding pandemonium.

So then I remembered that there’s  The 2015 Maui Wedding Expo℠ which is sponsored by the Maui Wedding Association and takes place on August 29, 2015 at The King Kamehameha Golf Club at 2500 Honoapiilani Highway, Wailuku, HI 96793 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Mwalogo1Of course I had to join this group too.

So why am I so amped up about weddings these days?  Well, why not?!!! Weddings are fun and so much better when everyone is a little less stressed and uptight.  With my Maui OutCall Massage Service I offer the alternative to a day at the Spa.  I bring the table to you.  If you happen to be renting one of the AWESOME Launiupoko houses (I’m not gonna lie to you here, any vacation rental on Maui is awesome) a massage day at the Vacation Rental is a perfect Wedding Massage option either before or after the ceremony.

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Launiupoko Vacation Rental. Table ready for the first massage of the the groomsmen in the wedding party.

 

 

 

 

 

So sexy on Maui but such a pain in the neck…

The neck tie of a halter top irritates the spinal vertebrae C6, C7 and sometimes T1 causing neck and shoulder pain and even headaches.

The Sexy Halter Top can be leading to your neck and headache pain.

No doubt about it, halter tops are easy on the eyes.  Whether it’s a top, a dress or a bikini the style is very attractive, in demand and painful.

English: Halter neck

English: Halter neck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t have one on for longer than a minute before ripping it off as the neck tie  digs cruelly into my spine.

 

As a Mobile Massage Therapist on Maui I get to see immediately what these tight ties are doing to women on a regular basis.

Most women get undressed from their bathing suit to get their massage after telling me their main areas of tension which are most likely neck, shoulders and tension headache.  I am never surprised when I un-drape their back to begin the massage and see the large red indentation the halter neck tie has been tormenting them with.

I decided to Blog about it and found that there are a few solutions out there other than simply wearing a bandeau or bra style top which are nowhere near as seductive as the halter.

I had no idea that some clever people have come up with a solution for the pain in the neck halter top syndrome.  I just ordered some (and now have to buy new halter top suits to replace all the ones I gave to Good Will).

Mobile massage on Maui offers solution for bathing suit neck pain

http://www.nyseas.com offers a solution – check out their video

Mobile massage on Maui offers solution for bathing suit neck pain

Joanne in Canada has a handcrafted fabric solution http://www.knotyou.ca