- Relieves Pain & Muscle Soreness
- Powerful Lymphatic Drainage
- Loosens Adhesions & Connective Tissue
- Reduces Cellulite & Stretch Marks
- Moves Stagnation
- Increases Circulation
- Promotes Weight Loss & Digestion
- Clears Toxins
When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles and connective tissues, the body has a difficult time disposing the waste causing the body to experience discomfort and pain. The stagnation can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as poor circulation in a localized area, Qi (energy) blockage, or an injury that never fully healed.
When the liver and kidneys are not able to process these insults to the system and excrete them correctly, the toxins are put in storage to be handled at a later time -- usually stored in the muscles.
The negative pressure or vacuum action of cupping quickly facilitates the release of rigid soft tissues, stimulates the peripheral nervous system, loosens and lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation. It also has the ability to increase blood and lymph flow to the skin, muscle and connective tissue.
Cupping draws stagnant blood and other fluids that have fallen out of healthy circulation up to the skin and away from the injury to restore circulation to the affected area. It creates space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients needed for the healing process. The capillary system of the skin carries the toxins to the liver and kidneys where they are then metabolized and excreted.
Bradley Therapeutic Massage uses the "dry" method for all cupping therapy treatments
Cupping therapy involves the placement of cups on the skin and creating suction within these cups. This ancient practice has utilized cups of various materials such as glass, plastic, bamboo, silicone, animal horns and ceramic. Suction is achieved in different ways such as hand-held air pumps, machines, and fire.
There are two forms of cupping therapy which includes, Dry Cupping and Wet Cupping
dry cupping, which is a suction-only method
wet cupping, which may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding
Bradley Therapeutic Massage only uses the "dry" method with air pump and machine applications.
Dry cupping is a method by which suction is created on particular points on the patient’s body. Suction could be created by using heat to warm the cups so that the cooling air inside the cup creates a vacuum that tugs the skin upwards.
Other methods of creating suction include using an air pump to siphon air out of the cup.
Fire cupping is an application method of dry cupping that utilizes fire and heat to create suction. The cup is often heated with fire using alcohol, herbs, or paper. The fire source is removed and the heated cup is placed with the open side directly on your skin.
As the air inside the cup cools it creates a vacuum that draws the skin and tissues upward into the cup.
Wet cupping takes the technique of dry cupping a step further. After applying dry cupping for about 3 to 5 minutes, the a lancet is used to make tiny cuts on the raised area to allow for the elimination of toxic blood and fluids.
Another cup is then placed on the same area and the suction draws the blood out of the body.
Frequently asked questions
Who will teach my child and what qualifications do they have?
All bina teachers possess postgraduate degrees in education and over 5 years experience. They have worked in public, private and international schools and are recipients of continuous digital training.
What standards does the bina curriculum follow?
Our curriculum is rooted in the UK standards and draws from the US common core and the IB PYP framework. We build and develop foundational Maths, Science, Literacy and the Arts skills through story-based units.
How does bina tailor the education to the needs of my child?
With tiny classes capped at 6 students, our Master teachers genuinely get to know your child and adapt their learning experience according to their changing needs.
How does bina make their digital classrooms engaging?
Our class activities are active and hands-on to keep tiny hands and minds busy. Our digital experience is edutaining and interactive. bina's Master teachers also receive continuous training, which gives them access to new techniques, resources and tools to make your child's learning come alive.
How much time will my child spend on the computer/tablet each day?
The bina school day is split into 4 x 45 minute learning sessions. After each of these sessions, students have a 15 minute break, with an hour break for lunch. Children also will participate in off-screen, independent, playful learning activities with other children or grown-ups.
How does bina support socio-emotional development?
In daily guided sessions, students work on social-emotional literacy, communication skills, self-control and self-awareness.
Who can apply?
Children aged 4-5 who have a strong command of English.
What tools will my child need?
What do I need to do as the responsible grown-up?
We ask that caring grown-ups support their child in logging in and remain close by during classes to ensure their child's safety. We kindly request that you stay off-camera and leave the teaching to us.