Cupping + gua sha

Acupuncture is the cornerstone of Adam Gawlak’s treatments, though he uses additional complementary therapies to support and expedite his patients’ healing and recovery.

Cupping

Cupping is a form of myofascial decompression and can be thought of as a reverse massage. Instead of applying pressure, like most soft tissue therapies, cupping works by lifting the skin away from the underlying muscle/fascia. This allows for greater movement in the area as well as improved circulation.

Hyatt Training Portland acupuncture cupping

Hyatt Training Portland acupuncture cupping

Cupping

Cupping is a form of myofascial decompression and can be thought of as a reverse massage. Instead of applying pressure, like most soft tissue therapies, cupping works by lifting the skin away from the underlying muscle/fascia. This allows for greater movement in the area as well as improved circulation.

Hyatt Training Portland acupuncture gua sha

Gua sha

A smooth-edged metal, stone or ceramic tool is used to stroke body areas that have increased tension and myofascial adhesions while applying pressure. It can be an effective tool to help improve range of motion and ease tension over time.

Body work

Tui na (pronounced “twee naw”) is a traditional style of Chinese body work that involves highly repetitive movements such as grasping and kneading as well as manual stretching. The aim of this style of body work is to ease tension and make the body more receptive to acupuncture needles.

Hyatt Training Portland acupuncture cupping

Hyatt Training Portland acupuncture cupping

Body work

Tui na (pronounced “twee naw”) is a traditional style of Chinese body work that involves highly repetitive movements such as grasping and kneading as well as manual stretching. The aim of this style of body work is to ease tension and make the body more receptive to acupuncture needles.