Reaching and maintaining your weight loss goal is a real accomplishment, one to be very proud of. However, many people who have achieved significant weight loss are not proud of the excess skin left behind. They want to show off their slimmer, leaner body – and so they should; they’ve worked very hard for it. But what they don’t want to show off is their wrinkly, saggy stomach, arms or dimply thighs. Their sagging skin begins to affect their confidence and can stop people from achieving self-love.
Weight loss isn’t the only cause of skin sagging. It may also be the aftermath of pregnancy or surgery.
Our skin stretches with the form of our bodies. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, which prevents it from shrinking back to your body’s smaller form.
So, what can you do about it? How can you overcome this embarrassing body issue so you can truly live your best life?
Would you be surprised to hear that you may be able to rid your excess skin naturally?
The Natural Alternative to Skin Removal Surgery
Skin removal surgery is an option, and in many cases, it’s the only option people are aware of. However, there is a natural alternative to skin removal surgery that may be able to assist you. It’s called cupping, and it’s something that we here practice at Ultra Health Therapies.
Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine form of therapy. It may be used as an alternative and non-invasive therapy to encourage the skin to return to the natural tone. In Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy, cupping works by increasing micro-circulation in the affected areas, which is key to restoring skin tone.
Cupping assists to bring fresh red blood to the skin’s surface, which may help to reshape and firm it in the process.
You may have seen people who have undergone cupping therapy with circular bruising caused by the cups. The cupping technique used for sagging skin is different. It generally doesn’t leave bruising on the body; instead, it typically turns the skin pinker. This is because treating sagging skin requires a lighter style of treatment than traditional cupping.
What is Cupping?
Cupping was believed to have originated in Ancient China by Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 AD). However, many cultures, such as the Egyptians, Indians, and other cultures throughout the Middle East, used their own form of cupping for centuries, and they did so, to treat a range of conditions. For example, the Greek physician Hippocrates used cupping for internal disease and structural problems as early as 400 BC.
For skin sagging, Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy believes that it results from stagnant blood flow in the area of the body. It is believed that creating micro-circulation to the area, through the cups’ placement, will assist in bringing blood flow to the area, releasing the stagnant energy, thereby promoting the natural flow of qi and body fluids, improving skin tone and texture.
Cupping may assist with:
- Improving natural skin tone
- Restoring normal circulation to the area of the body
- Improving the quality of the skin cells
- Reducing the appearance of sagging skin.
Cupping may be used in conjunction with other therapies and modalities. However, as no individual is the same, results depend on each person. Some people find they respond quickly to treatment, while others take longer.
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If cupping is something you would like to explore in your quest for a tighter tummy or more toned skin, book an appointment with our qualified and certified Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Maria Catarina today. Call 07 5571 0001 or make an online appointment via the button below.