Cupping at Infinity Beauty is an adaptation of an ancient technique; the purpose of this technique is to promote health and healing by: loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, scarring and adhesions moving stagnation and increasing lymphatic flow and circulation. This therapy utilizes silicone or plastic cups and a vacuum pistol to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or may be parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. Suction reaches deep into the soft tissue, attachments and organs. Another benefit is to pull toxins and inflammation from the body to the surface of the skin where the lymphatic system can more readily eliminate them. Potential reactions to Cupping Therapy are temporary and may include: o "Cup Kiss": discoloration (has bruise-like appearance) due to toxins and old blood being brought to the surface o Post tenderness: usually less than experienced from deep tissue work o Redness and Itching: increased vaso-dilation and/or inflammation brought to the surface o Decreased Blood Pressure: due to vaso-dilation and/or nervous system sedation Suggested after care recommendations: Drink plenty of water, to help eliminate toxins out of the body. Avoid showers, steam, sauna and exercise immediately following Cupping Therapy. Light stretching and range of motion exercises are beneficial. Exercise the next day will help increase circulation to aid in fading of cup kisses. Contraindications: People who are on blood thinners should not receive Cupping. If you start taking such medication please inform the beauty consultant prior to the start of service. If you are under the care of an acupuncturist, Cupping could potentially interfere with acupuncture treatments, and should be avoided. By choosing to experience this Cupping Therapy, I understand the effects and after-care recommendations. It has been explained to me that there is the possibility of a temporary skin discoloration or “cup kiss”, appearing as tissue is released. I am aware that a “cup kiss” has a bruise-like appearance and I understand that it usually dissipates within a few hours to a few days depending on the individual. I understand that all treatments by the Beauty Consultants at this boutique are for relaxation. They are not intended to treat any pre-exisiting health conditions. I agree to notify the beauty consultant if I experience any physical discomfort experienced during the session. I have stated all relevant physical conditions, and will consult with my physician prior to receiving this treatment as needed since Infinity Beauty is not a health care provider.