Cupping

Location: Dublin
Hours: Mon: 10:30am -9:00pm, Wed & Thur: 10:30am-9:00pm, Fri: 10:30am-8:00pm, Sat: 7:00am-7:00 pm

Location: Pickerington
Hours: Tue & Wed: By appointment only, Thursday: 10:30am-7:00pm


Cupping therapy is a massage technique that utilizes small bulbous cups that are moved lightly across the customer’s body. Practitioner claim cupping is generally is used against “cold energy” in the client’s meridians. The warmth produced by the cupping technique stimulates the skin, thus attracting blood to the afflicted area to promote healing. As the chi is warmed, it starts to flow freely down the meridians.

 

Past cases have shown this technique is effective against a number of maladies. Today, cupping is still used for digestive and gynecological disorders, as well as respiratory disease, lymphatic blockages, and headaches and dizziness. Cupping can help in speeding up the healing process against the common cold, and it is a remedy against insomnia and soft tissue injuries.

 

Comfort and relaxation are always important factors in the healing process for “alternative medicine.” Stress tends to tense muscles, which inhibits blood flow. Bringing a customer to a state of relaxation frees the body to use its own natural curative resources.

 

When you first enter Sean’s Massage Center, our staff strives immerse you into an atmosphere of comfort before they start addressing what ails you. Soothing background music helps build up the ambience of relaxation and healing. In all service, Aveda oil is used as you lie on a warm table and fell your tensions ease under the hands of our expert practitioner.

 

Sean McGrath and other staff members of Sean’s Massage Center are trained in a variety of techniques which are part of the OSU health benefits.  Some of Sean’s specialties can be used in coordination with cupping, such as Swedish massages, reflexology, couples massages, prenatal massages, and others. Using multiple techniques is very effective in getting rid of the client’s discomfort, and even speeding up the healing process.

 

Some techniques can be used in coordination with Cupping

 

For expectant mothers, comfort is a primary issue, so we use a specially designed table for pregnant women, which provides a new level of comfort throughout their term. Emotional distress and physical discomfort are part and parcel to pregnancy. Cupping can be used with other prenatal massage techniques (such as the Swedish massage) and can help alleviate some of the joint pains as well as respirational and digestive issues.

 

Every part of your body is in some way “wired up” to the hands and (especially) the feet, according to reflexology experts. Whether combined with cupping or not, this is a proven technique, effective in relieving stress-related maladies and other conditions, such as allergies, headaches and depression.

 

Reflexology has far-reaching results in dealing with nervousness because it addresses the natural balance of the entire body, much more through than a regular massage. By stimulating certain pressure points – called nerve zones – the skilled practitioner will bring about positive effect in a corresponding region or function in the human body.

 

The Swedish massage was developed in the latter 18th century by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish native whose innovative physical therapy was introduced to America in the mid-19th century. Ling’s innovative technique was based on Euro-American medical knowledge of human physiology. This technique uses light strokes with light to medium pressure which effectively eases muscle tension and stress. When administered by a professional it will encourage blood flow (therefore, oxygen flow) to encourage healing and allow the release of endorphins.

 

Other services offered at Sean’s Massage Center

 

Sean’s Massage Center offers a number of different techniques with prices ranging between $30 and $140:

  • Trigger Point Therapy – a technique that applies pressure to specific knots that cause pain and discomfort (trigger points).
  • Deep Tissue Massage – use firm pressure to relieve muscle spasms, inflammation, and stress-related symptoms
  • Facelift Massage – a safe method used for treating problems of aging skin without resorting to surgery.

 

If you are not sure if cupping or some other technique, or combination of forms is what you need consult with Sean McGrath or one of his practitioners. For more information, click on the “Services” page of the Sean’s Massage Center website. We can give relief to your aching body.

 

Massages as a form of healing have been around since about 500 years before the birth of Christ, but the medical theories at that time (like some present Eastern practices) seemed more holistic, combining the physical, spiritual, and the mental state of the patient.

 

Sean McGrath, LMT, NMT

 

Sean received his Massage Therapy License in January of 1998. After leaving the Central Ohio School of Massage in Columbus, completed a 670-hour series of courses in anatomy, physiology, and hygiene. Now, he is a proud member of The National Honor Society and The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

 

In addition to his years of hands-on professional experience, he has completed more than 200 hours of training in Advanced Myofacial Therapy/ Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Lastone Therapy and earned his certification as a Lastone Therapist. Sean has an impressive list of clientele. He has done massages for members of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and Sports Medicine Grant & Orthopedic Associates.

 

Based in the area of Columbus, Ohio, Sean’s Massage Center has three convenient locations to better serve the people in his region – Dublin, Upper Arlington and Pickerington. You can call our clinic at (614) 327-4338 to schedule an appointment or receive our promotional material, or go to the “Appointments” request page on our website. The details of your appointment will be confirmed by email. If you have any questions, please ask and we will answer them in the email.

 

Sean’s Massage Center offers a variety of membership plans. The individual membership costs $19.00 per month and individual plus (maximum of 2 individuals) $29.00 per month. The family membership plan costs $39.00 per month for maximum family of 4. The business membership costs $99.00 per month for maximum of 20 people.