Jennifer Tamang, a massage therapist locally and internationally, uses a Chinese treatment known as cupping. For the last decade, Tamang uses the technique at Balance Massage Bodywork located in Kalamazoo. Tamang explains the skin color distortion as not a bruise, but stagnant blood and toxins drawing from underneath the spots of cupping suction. Furthermore, Tamang describes an alleviation of sinus pressure and chest congestion through cupping of the face.You can also use shiatsu foot massager machine can be relaxing
- Tamang uses the cups along with traditional massage and she stresses that while the marks on Phelps and other athletes look like bruises, they aren't.
- The goal is to get the blood flowing and it's not just for athletes or even those with injuries.
- She explained that in the winter time she uses cupping on her face and on her own children to help with sinus pressure and chest congestion.
"The goal is to get the blood flowing and it's not just for athletes or even those with injuries."