Massage & Cupping therapy

Acacia Natural Medicine - Scottsdale Healthcare-117

Our massage therapists are specially trained to care for patients in a medical setting. Our therapists' goal is to manipulate the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.

The focus of massage therapy in our medical setting is to provide a change of muscle tone. Utilizing deep, focused pressure, our therapist will work to improve muscle tension and release fascia tissue with the goal of improving overall range of motion and pain.

We offer massages for all- athletes, adolescents, prenatal, and everyone in between. For those under 18, an adult is welcome in the room during the treatment session.

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a glass or plastic suction cup is placed on the skin. It is used to mobilize and stimulate the flow of blood in order to promote healing. The cups can remain stationary or be gently moved across the skin. This causes the superficial layers to be slightly drawn into the cup. Due to the suction on the skin, it is not uncommon to have redness or bruising following a treatment.

Benefits of cupping: increase circulation, encourage tissues to release toxins, reduce anxiety, reduce stretch marks and scarring, improve appearance of veins, clear chest and sinus congestion, aid in digestion, reduce muscle pain and enhance recovery.