Cupping Therapy Explained

A lot of people are curious about cupping therapy, so we wanted to take a moment to explain what the heck it is! Cupping is the application of suction cups to the body. Here at Zentral we primarily use "fire cupping"--we take a special, thick glass cup and insert a flame which warms and expands the air inside. When we remove the flame and place the cup against your skin, the air cools and contracts, pulling your skin and superficial muscles up into the cup. We often put oil on the skin which allows us to slide the cups around to focus on different areas. Most people think it feels amazing! So, aside from feeling great, what are the health benefits? In Chinese medicine, we recognize that a ma

Nutritional Support For Fall

Fall is here! According to Chinese medicine, Autumn relates to the metal element. It is a time for contracting and going inward. The Inner Classic reads: "The forces of autumn create dryness in Heaven and metal on Earth; they create the lung organ and the skin upon the body...and the nose, and the white color and the pungent flavor... the emotion grief, and the ability to make a weeping sound." In Chinese medicine, the respiratory system, skin, and large intestine are all a part of the metal element. These organs are truly our armor, protecting us from external pathogens. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is the first line of defense. The respiratory system also clearly plays a c

Chrysanthemum Tea For Allergy Eyes

Chrysanthemum flower tea (ju hua cha) is perfect for helping to soothe allergy symptoms, especially itchy eyes. Chinese medicine herbalists consider ju hua to be one of the top herbs to benefit the eyes and clear heat, making it perfect for combating red, painful, itchy, teary, or dry eyes. If you’re really suffering, you can even brew up a cup, let it cool, and use the chrysanthemum tea as an eye wash or cool compress! Ju hua is also great for headaches, hypertension, and stress, plus it makes a delicious cup of tea! Chrysanthemum Tea 1 tablespoon dried chrysanthemum flowers 1 cup filtered water Put flowers in a tea cup or pot. Add boiling water and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

Common Questions About Massage

Here are the answers to a few massage questions you want to ask, but may be too embarrassed to. Am I supposed to take off my underwear? Many people prefer to keep their panties or briefs on during a massage, while others prefer to be completely nude. It's up to you. If you do remove your underwear, licensed massage therapists must ensure that you are always properly covered by a sheet or towel. Only the area being massaged will be uncovered. Will the massage therapist be there when I undress? The massage therapist will leave the room so that you can remove your clothing and lie on the massage table under the top sheet. Don't rush or worry that the massage therapist will walk in on you,

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