Our massage therapists use a variety of different techniques depending on the patient's needs and preferences. We use a combination of Swedish relaxation, trigger point therapy, Shiatsu (Japanese) and Tuina (Korean) massage, as well as cupping and guasha. Cupping involves using suction to place glass cups onto the skin (typically on the back) to draw toxins out of the muscles and organs beneath. Guasha is a myofacial release technique which involves scraping along the skin's surface with a ceramic tool. Both guasha and cupping can effectively treat muscle pain and stiffness as well as respiratory diseases like cough, asthma, and chest congestion.