Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Rolfing ..... there are so many different modalities in massage therapy. What they all have in common is they all still need to be specific to your body. It takes some patients to find the right therapist for you, keep trying and don't give up!
Fire Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese technique using suction to loosen tissue and muscle, circulate fluid, and release toxins. Fire never touches your skin, and is only used to pull out oxygen from the cup. There are also suction cups available.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. In gua sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion