How sleep affects our overall wellness Part 1 

family sleeping in bed

 On week 12, we are sharing a post on Sleep, it is amazing the lack-sleep issue. Are you getting a good night sleep? The Non-Sleeping has become an epidemic I even hear it from really young kids. It is amazing the number of drugs sold as a sleeping “AID”. An estimated 40 million prescriptions for such drugs were dispensed in one year alone, sales of generic Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) amounted to a whopping $2.8 billion and Lunesta another $912 million and is so many more aids being sold as we speak. Prescription sleep aids are some of the most heavily marketed drugs to the public. The issue here is that we are not addressing the bottom line source of the problem we are only suppressing the symptom, no long-term relief not to mention the side effects, addictions and the challenges get bigger and bigger. Here we did extensive research and we have authority based information to aid with this epidemic. We ask you to keep in mind that we are not Doctors. We are not prescribing or telling you to do any changes without consulting with your Health Practitioner before you make any changes. We are sharing information well researched and is very important that you the reader go through all the Posts. We are starting here with Post 1 and we will keep posting the follow-up Posts, it was too long otherwise and most people don’t have that attention span or “Time” even though it is a major subject for so many people. We wish for you the reader to find a solution to your sleeping challenge if you have one and if you don’t we are very happy for you. We are sure that you either know someone or will run across somebody that will really appreciate the information, so please pass it along and thank you for the support and following our blog. We take pride to do the research and love making a difference. Thank you from all of us at I-RAMA.



Recommended Lifestyle Changes for Insomnia 




How Electronics and Technology Affect Sleep Quality


Do you experience pangs of sleep loss? Has it been some time since you’ve gotten a decent night’s sleep that you’ve simply just accepted that this is the way it is? Some people grew up with insomnia or they have small children and is not much choice. While those reasons are often quite valid as we say(especially the small children, I should know not only  I have raised babies I also worked in the Film Industry), sometimes you have to look past the easy blames and really determine if there’s some other reason you’re not sleeping well. Like too much technology, perhaps. There are so many ways that technology affects our sleep. But I’ll overview the most common, and ones that I’ve determined are a challenge for so many people so you can decide for yourself if it’s something to consider.



So, What Are The Common Techno Dangers To Watch For?

1) Wi-Fi Signals


Can you tell that there is technology running when you enter a room? You can almost feel the low hum of radio signals in the air. Well, you’re not crazy. This is a thing.Devices that emit a Wi-Fi signal are negatively affecting your sleep. Everything from a wireless router to cell phones, I-Pad, etc. anything that produces a source of wireless internet in your home will fill the area with invisible electromagnetic signals and our brains get affected and respond to that.


A study was carried out in 2007 where scientists took two groups of people and put them in two different rooms. One group had real cell phones in the room with them and the other had fake ones. Neither one of the groups knew that ones were fake. But the group exposed to actual cell signals and Wi-Fi waves had a significantly harder time falling asleep and staying asleep in that experiment. So how can you determine whether or not Wi-Fi signals are interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? It’s simple. Spend one week with all electronic devices removed from your bedroom and that includes shutting off all devices and unplugging the TV and alarm clocks an less they are battery operated or better yet if you have your electronics plugged into a power cord just click it off. After the first few days, you should experience better sleep. If not, then you should dig a little deeper.


2) Bright Screens


So, here’s another tip. In order for us to efficiently fall asleep, our bodies have to go through a process. And part of that particular process is creating melatonin. Melatonin signals our brain that it’s night time, time to sleep and regenerate. But when we stare at bright screens, the light that is absorbed through our eyes delays the release of melatonin and is a reason for that. Thus, making it harder to fall asleep. Nowadays, with the dawn of smartphones, eReaders, and tablets, let’s not forget TV we often spend hours at night staring at a bright screen before we have to go to sleep. Even on the lowest brightness setting, it’s still too much for our eyes and for the release of Melatonin the system is very sensitive for a reason.


A study was done by Mariana Figueiro of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she and a group of researchers tested the effects of bright screens on a group of volunteers. The results were absolutely conclusive. People who stared at a bright screen for two hours prior to going to sleep simply could not do so. It took them a long period of time. So how can you rectify this and rule it out for yourself? Try a week quitting the screen time at least two hours before bedtime. If it’s reading you do, then try hard copy books for a while. If it’s work, maybe on a laptop, then try wrapping it up earlier in the day. But if you must use technology at night, there are programs and apps to help with this issue. They monitor when it starts to get late and will “warm up” your screens from the cold blue to a soft pink, also you can purchase blue screen shields for very little money, here is a link below.



3) Info Overload


One of the cons to living in the modern world is the fact that most of us live a “cyber life”. It’s tough to get through a single day without using some form of electronic. And for the most part for the purpose of seeking information, gaining knowledge, researching products etc. We fill our brains up with information all day long about one thing or another. Whether it’s an action-packed TV show or late night news or even a website full of articles to read we are constantly on it. It’s called cognitive stimulation and while it’s great for exercising our brains, it’s best done throughout the day, not at night and like anything else in moderation.

We need at least two hours’ prior to bedtime to help our brains relax and wind down from the overload of the day’s events and the new information well collected in so much abundance. But if you’re laying in bed with your digital device, reading all about the latest updates on the election or fumbling through science articles, then your brain will be buzzing with lots of stimulation. So how can you balance this? Well, it’s easy to stop winding up your brain before bed. There are many ways technology affects sleep, but even watching a boring TV show can stimulate it because the response that happens in your body, the neurons firing up, don’t know the difference from fiction to reality the nervous system still gets activated and will stop you from a restful sleep and that is just the reality of it.



4) Unlikely Alarms


We all are aware that who owns a cell phone most likely set the alarm on it. That’s just common action nowadays. But these aren’t the types of alarms I’m talking about. I’m referring back to the fact I mentioned before; we’re all living wired lives and even in our sleep we’re still “connected” when we go to bed. To better describe you the scenario, ask yourself if you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night because your phone alert you to a new message or update on social media. What about text messages and voicemails? They all create sounds to alert you and our brains and nervous system get going and we proceed to go into a marathon of thoughts even do is nothing we can do in the middle of the night about what we are thinking about still we lose sleep.

We are not generally aware, but technology has become so commonplace that we simply accept these annoyances as a part of everyday life. But it’s seriously affecting the way we sleep and the quality of rest we incur and with that affecting the overall of our health, relationships, and general performance. So, to change this issue, I tried a test for ten days. Before going to bed I turned off all electronic devices, I like to use a power strip so I turn all off it at once. I got my old battery operated alarm clock and used that in place of the one I normally used on my phone. After an adjustment period of two nights, I began to sleep straight through the night and woke up feeling rested. Coincidence? I think not.



5) White Noise


We don’t have to believe it, electronic devices create a noise. It’s a low hum on a particular frequency and most people can’t pick up on it with the naked ear. But it is there and it affects us regardless we hear it or not. Is call white noise, but it’s really just the electromagnetic waves of the operating system of the devices, like in computers etc. While is of some belief that white noise is meant to help you sleep by cutting down on the difference between background noises like city streets and such, the kind of white noise I’m talking about is the opposite. It’s the minute buzzing that all of our devices constantly radiate, keeping us awake without us really knowing.

The sound enters into our brains and keeps us on the edge of consciousness, never really allowing us to fall into that deep sleep we actually need and without really realizing it happens over and over when devices are on. This is called Rem sleep and it’s crucial that we have it in order to properly rest our minds and bodies and regenerate. There are three levels of sleep that we go through each night; a light stage where we’re still half awake but slowly falling into slumber. Then there’s stage two where our heart rates slow, our temperature drops and our muscles relax. Then there’s REM. It’s the mother of sleep stages and without it, we never really rest. How to manage it?  Either turn off or remove electronic devices from your bedroom before you go to sleep I even go further I turn off all of it in the house. Have ever open your car doors from inside your house? well, it went through walls right? if you have internet and phone signal inside a building no matter how tall it means that the signals are everywhere correct so turning you room apparatus off won’t really solve the issue.


6) Addiction


This one is true for so many people and unfortunately for the majority of kids. With the rise and increase of technology, so has our addiction to it. We have constantly plugged in anywhere we go and dangerously even when driving, eating, having a visit with friends or family etc. If someone told you ten years ago that you could access the entire web, operate Microsoft programs, watch TV and movies, and read books all over your telephone you’d probably have laughed. But it’s the reality we live in. When our phone runs out of charge or we leave it at home or anywhere else, we feel a teensy bit lost. Let’s be honest. It’s hard, oh so hard, to let go and get through a single day without the aid of technology. Myself, I just to spent late hours sitting in bed reading eBooks and doing research, answering emails and hanging out on social media for our blogs and sites.
So I recommend putting the phone and devices away in another room OFF!!! away (somewhere you can’t reach it at night.


All of these things affect our sleep schedule, the predetermined settings that we’ve programmed our brains to follow. By staying up a little bit later than normal each night, we unknowingly push back our sleep schedule and when you understand and learn how the natural cycles in your body work you will see the value of staying in check with the Cyberworld and controlling your urge to be in it at all times. Then, on nights where we get the chance to go to bed early, we simply can’t fall asleep until the late hour we’re now used to. So, the solution? Cold turkey is best for me I don’t like to prolong the obvious it doesn’t make sense. Unless you need your devices for work and even do manage your time better, is times perhaps that you have no choice but does n’t mean is every day correct? Set a limit and cut off time each day.


Meditation for Sleep


Good sleep provides your body with many necessary conditions for regeneration. When you say you want better sleep, you’re basically implying that you want to provide your body and mind more optimal conditions for rest and regeneration. To have better sleep, it’s important for everyone to engage in some form of unwinding like meditation for sleep.  Meditation for sleep, how can this help you?


Here is Dr Black’s contribution


David Black, Ph.D., assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. DR David S. Black said meditation greatly helped settle the brain’s arousal systems. And unlike widely used sleep drugs, it does not have potentially severe side effects, said Dr Black, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California.

With the many health concerns pertaining to sleep aid medication, he added, “meditation appears to be a safe and sensible health-promoting practice to improve sleep quality.”


From Harvard University


Dr Herbert Benson, director emeritus of the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. “Mindfulness meditation is just one of a smorgasbord of techniques that evoke the relaxation response,” says Dr Benson.

The complete relaxation response, a term he referred to in the 1970s, is a deep physiological shift in the body that’s the opposite of the stress response. This relaxation response can help ease many stress-related issues, including depression, pain, and high blood pressure, to mention a few he stated. For many people, sleep disorders are closely tied to stress, says Dr Benson.

There are so many recent studies about meditation and sleep here is a good place for you to do research and source and this will help you be aware of your mind, body connection, also enjoy and please share and like in our social media please it is what help Blogs stay.

Meditation practices have been a lifestyle practised thousands for years. Consistent meditative practices help to integrate the brain functions in a much more efficient way, regulate various physiological mechanisms resulting in a state of mental and physical well being. Studies of long-term meditation practitioners have shown that Meditation helped to achieve a state of “restful alertness” a state of deep physiological rest that is associated with periods of respiratory suspension without compensatory hyperventilation involved, decreased heart rate, heightened galvanic skin response along with enhanced overall wellness (Wallace, 1970). This restful alertness state of being and hypometabolic state were believed to be the outcome of physiological and biochemical changes brought about by meditation practices (Young and Taylor, 1998).



Meditation, Melatonin, and Sleep



Meditation practices are reported to regulate the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) Axis and as consequently the cortisol and catecholamine levels (Jevning et al., 1978a; Infante et al., 2001)increase. Meditation techniques were also known to increase dehydroepiandrosterone (Glaser et al., 1992), anterior Pituitary hormones like growth hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin (Jevning et al., 1978b; Werner et al., 1986; MacLean et al., 1997), and melatonin levels (Massion et al., 1995; Tooley et al., 2000) when you click on the links it will show you the studies done on it.

Melatonin, as we know, play a vital role in the physiological regulation of sleep in both blind and normal individuals (Pandi-Perumal et al., 2006). The Melatonin rhythms follow a raising and falling phase with corresponding alterations in sleep propensity (Dijk and Cajochen, 1997; Dijk et al., 1997).The use of Melatonin is known widely for the management of sleep rhythm disorders due to jetlag, night shiftwork, and insomnia (Martinez and Lenz, 2010). Aside from its role in sleep, melatonin acts as an antioxidant and immunomodulator (Maestroni, 2001),, an antiaging agent, and helps in bringing sense of wellbeing (Armstrong and Redman, 1991; Reiter, 1995; Maestroni, 2001; Guerrero and Reiter, 2002; Pandi-Perumal et al., 2006). When we start ageing we decrease the melatonin secretion (Sack et al., 1986) and hence affect the sleep quality in the more mature population.

Meditation practices are well reported to enhance the melatonin levels (Tooley et al., 2000),

Meditation increases melatonin concentration by slowing its hepatic metabolism or augmenting the synthesis in the pineal gland (Massion et al., 1995). Diurnal melatonin levels were found to be significantly high in meditators (approximately 300 pg ml) than non-meditating controls (65 pg ml; unpublished data). We have to be aware that by considering the role of melatonin in sleep maintenance, it is concluded that meditation practices enhance melatonin levels and hence the quality of sleep, with all this in mind meditation has a tremendous benefit on quality of sleep and by that the results of a wellbeing that otherwise is not easily accomplished.

Below we are sharing a great meditation that will change the way you enter your journey to sleep, enjoy, from all of us at I-RAMA.


Deep Sleep – Guided meditation By Cory Cochiolo








Cupping for Wellbeing





On week 11, we are sharing an ancient procedure that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. I grew up with it. Our NANA was Mapuche and Quero Indian and she used cupping to help us with health challenges from pains to fevers and so much more. It is an amazing procedure and it really works for so many conditions. When I lived in China, I started back on it and learned that they use it for Cosmetic purposes too, and WOW it does create very substantial results. The procedures are used for Cellulite, wrinkles, and scars to reduce fat deposits for facelifts and many other treatments.

We recommend for you to get the work done by a professional and to consult your health practitioner before you embark on any health-related treatments. Acupuncture Doctors will be glad to tell you all the benefits and contradictions. Enjoy and share these procedures with others, they are life-changing in many ways.


Definition of cupping


The word cupping was derived from the Arabic verbs “ Hajama” and :Haj’jama” by that they mean to minimize or to restore to basic size or to diminish in volume. In Arabic is a verb “ahjama” which means TO withdraw or retreat from an attack.




Ancient Cupping Tools Carved on Stone


History of Cupping Therapy



Cupping Therapy has been around for thousands of years.  It developed over time from the original use of hollowed out animal horns (the Horn Method) to treat boils and suck out the toxins out of snakebites and skin lesions. Horns slowly evolved into bamboo cups, which were eventually replaced by glass. Therapeutic applications evolved with the refinement of the cup itself, and with the cultures that employed cupping as a health care technique.

Bamboo Cups

Animal Horns Cupping

Ancient Cupping Tools



For the most part common information consider the Chinese to be responsible for cupping, however, the earliest records date back to the ancient Egyptians around 1500 B.C.  Translations of hieroglyphics in the Ebers Papyrus, the oldest  medical textbook, detail the use of cupping for treating fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances, weakened appetite intestinal illness and many other conditions helping to accelerate the healing crisis.

From the Egyptians, cupping was introduced to the ancient Greeks, where Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, Father of Modern Medicine and cupping advocate, viewed cupping as a remedy for almost every type of disease, he mentions it in the 400 BC  In fact, other Greek physicians used the strong suction of cupping to restore spinal alignment by reducing dislocated vertebrae from protruding inward.

The earliest recorded use of cupping came from the famous alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281-341 A.D.), who popularized the saying “Acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured.”

Though little known here in North America, this form of treatment is still popular in Asia, and Middle East, Finland South America and many other countries. As such, it is called by many names including Ba gwan, giac hoi, bekam, buhang, ventosa, bentusa in South west Asia. In the middle East, it is commonly referred as hijama, hejamat, and badkesh among many others.

The procedure involves using glass or ceramic cups, metal bells, bamboo tubes, animal horns, and a wide variety of other tools. However, recently the use of glass jars, plastic, and silicone are more popular, the common procedures from acupuncture practitioners is to use a cotton soaked in alcohol or medicated oil and ignited, this is place a side the container to heat it, lowering its internal pressure, the cup is immediately placed on the skin, and as the air inside cools, it creates a vacuum effect  which makes the cup stick in a vacuum suction to the skin. Blood immediately rushes to the area, creating a natural body response.

There are two types of cupping: wet and dry.



The Dry Cupping session Usually this dry type of cupping is offered as part of a series and is used along with another therapy, and is applied to the back neck and shoulders, and of rarely to the limbs.Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the blood will flow better to the areas that are starved of oxygen.

More and more practitioners are

using plastic or silicone cups versus glass ones

The Chinese expanded the utilization of cupping to include its use in surgery to divert blood flow from the surgery site.  In the 1950’s, after much extensive research, a collaborative effort between the former Soviet Union and China confirmed the clinical efficacy of cupping therapy. Since then, cupping has become a part of government-sponsored hospitals of Traditional Chinese medicine.

In time cupping spread to ancient cultures in many countries of Europe and even the Americas.  Throughout the 18th century, European and American doctors widely used cupping in their practices to treat common colds and chest infections, often in the form of Wet Cupping.


Wet Cupping, also known as Artificial Leeching and Hijamah in Muslim societies, is where the practitioner makes tiny incisions in the skin to dredge the blood or poisons out.

By the late 1800’s, cupping became less popular and was severely criticized and discredited by the newly established scientific model of medicine. Since cupping was a surface treatment, with this new medical paradigm, which had shifted away from hands-on manipulative therapies for the most part.

Cupping therapy gradually became reduced to a mere curiosity and history of the past, for the most part collecting dust on practitioners’ shelves.  In 2004 Cupping re-emerged as a hot new celebrity trend in the limelight of a New York film festival, where actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s, Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities backs revealed their fresh cupping marks.   Countless celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, and Denise Richards followed suit and became fast adopters of this hot new cupping trend.  Unfortunately, some of the Hollywood buzz viewed the celeb’s cupping marks as simply bruises and rolled their eyes at its potential healing benefits.

Over the past three years, however, a handful of new studies have shown it helps relieve back, neck, carpal tunnel and knee pain among many other benefits.  One thing is certain, and that is cupping is a powerful healing modality that can complement many healthcare modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.


Vacuum massage has a beneficial effect on the body:


  1. it improves the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage;
  2. it increases the supply oxygen of tissue;
  3. it accelerates the metabolism;
  4. it facilitates the removal of toxins from the body;
  5. it improves the immunity.
  6. Increased local qi and blood circulation to the skin
  7. Drawing nutrients to the surface
  8. Enhancing absorption of lotions or serums

Let’s talk about cupping in the beauty world, for cellulite, facelifts, Wrinkles, general circulation, edema, inflammation and improving blood circulation to the skin and by gently stimulating the fibroblast cells, which produce natural collagen and elastin, your skin will reveal a healthy glow and plump those fine lines.


Facial cupping



Facial cupping is said to clear heat and serves as a method of detoxifying the skin: it also drains stagnant fluids and eases puffiness.

Cupping is used either as a stand-alone treatment or as an addition to acupuncture facial treatment, facial cupping has benefits far beyond reducing fine lines and sagging jowls.

While traditional cupping can leave marks on the skin, facial cupping does not. Cosmetic facial cupping is entirely painless and is not an irritant to the skin it must be done preferably with oil or a very emollient cream. Cupping can be a unique way to prolong the wellbeing and of the aging time.

The procedure itself takes anywhere from 15 minutes to half hour to perform depending if it is combined with other methods and the therapist that performs the procedure. After applying a lotion or oil, a small cup is either placed for a few seconds over a deep wrinkle to increase blood flow to the area, or it is moved along the face and down the neck to drain lymphatic fluid and stimulate blood flow. Cups are placed over acupuncture points on the face for short periods of time to stimulate them as part of the overall treatment this procedure is best done by a professional due to the fact that they know the points and the amount of suction so you don’t create a bruise.

Done properly, cupping therapy will bring collagen to the surface and increase blood flow, reduce puffiness, dark circles and diminish fine lines. But the benefits go beyond just cosmetic, facial cupping can be very beneficial to drain nasal sinuses and the lymphatic system.

When increased of local blood supply it will bring nourishment to the muscles and skin and allow for toxins to be carried away via the veins and the lymphatic system.

Is a movement in the beauty industry that is taking us back to non-surgical and more traditional beauty methods with astounding results.

Cosmetic Facial Cupping is a wonderful and effective alternative to chemical , Laser or surgical facelift.




Contemporary Cupping Therapy for Health and Beauty





Cupping therapy is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for many health disorders, with roots in ancient medical practice, in cultures as diverse as Egypt, Greece, Rome, Aztec, Native American, China and more. The current influence of Traditional Chinese Medicine and traditional Ayurvedic medicine has seen a reintegration of this healing therapy.

There are many methods of cupping, including stationary, dynamic, massage, bio-magnetic and facial rejuvenation cupping, among others. This modality can be integrated into other bodywork or received as a stand-alone treatment for stubborn conditions and orthopedic injuries. In many applications, the results from cupping protocols are comparable to other expensive and painful treatments.

The gentle pulling action of massage cupping engages the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to float into deep relaxation. A sense of lightness, warmth, and relaxation often last for hours—or even days—after treatment.

Using suction and negative pressure, a vacuum is created, lifting skin, muscles, and connective tissues. The slow movement of the cups is able to penetrate deep into the muscles and fascia, releasing rigid soft tissue, gently loosening adhesions to break up and drain stagnation while increasing blood and lymphatic flow. A cupping treatment offers many of the benefits of deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, sports massage, abdominal massage and myofascial release not possible using tissue compression.




If the Massage Cup is left in one area too long, a temporary cup mark or bruise can occur and it won’t be the result you are wishing to accomplish so it is best to exercise care.  If you are concerned about how your skin might react, test the product on a part of your body that is not normally exposed. use it for longer than two seconds on each area of your skin, then gradually increase the time to no longer than one minute as you gain experience and here we are speaking of a massage, not continuous suction.

Do not use the face cup on pimples, blemishes, open lesions, sunburned or broken skin or on skin inflammations.

Drink plenty of water to help your body release toxins by itself.


On a therapeutic level, cupping is beneficial for many health conditions including:



High blood pressure

Sinus congestion

Frozen shoulder

Chronic colon



Sports injuries

Carpal tunnel


Migraines and tension headaches

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.


It is also beneficial for the treatment of pain, disorders of the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems and to support detoxification.

The increased circulation of blood and lymph, drainage of waste and the loosening of adhesions improves the appearance of varicose veins, scar tissue, and stretch marks and lessens the appearance of dimpling on the thighs, hips and buttocks associated with cellulite.

Digestive function cupping therapy as a whole may be enhanced by abdominal cupping procedure. This is a very gentle treatment that stimulates the organs and the secretion of digestive fluids, and increases peristaltic movement and promotes better nutrient absorption overall.

The respiratory system responds very well to cupping therapy and breathing can improve for those with asthma. Sinus congestion, infection, and inflammation are directly relieved by the loosening and draining effects of the cups.

Stubborn and painful joint conditions may benefit by the stretching of connective tissues with cupping procedures, it creates an increased circulation and improved secretion of synovial fluid, thereby releasing congestion and stiffness and improving the range of motion in most cases.

Facial rejuvenation therapy has been practiced in Asia, Europe, and Russia for generations.


Cupping aids in detoxification. When the body is subjected to food additives, preservatives, and other external toxins that it is unable to break down and release, the toxins often become stored in the body, increasing an overall sense of malaise or muscle and joint pain.

It is recommended to drink lots of water when you are doing cupping procedures to aid moving toxins out of the body easily.

The suction process of cupping therapy pulls cellular debris and toxic waste to the surface, where it is released through the skin or picked up by the blood and lymph for elimination.

Whether looking for improved flexibility, more vitality, enhanced immune system, increased digestive function or to support detoxification, consider a contemporary cupping treatment and experience feeling lighter and more energized.

Cupping Body Massage System includes superior medical grade silicone cups. These hand-squeezed vacuum suction cups are based on the healing success of Ancient Chinese Cupping.

First, apply plenty of lotion or oil to the area to facilitate smooth movement and that will help avoid bruising.

Is recommended to start with the softer cup. Begin by squeezing the cup in the middle to create a very light suction. Place the cup’s lip to your skin and release make sure you do this gently and don’t grab to much skin and do not keep the cup in one place with a big suction it may cause a bruise, Move the cup over your skin using straight-line, circular and zigzag movements to massage the area for about eight minutes at a time. Drain the area by moving the cup toward the nearest lymph nodes.



Lymph glands draining direction of Head

Doing this technique doesn’t require any special preparation. The results are dramatic and best done on a consistent daily basis, after the third week be patient start slowly and increase to an everyday routine or at least four times a day, is recommended to start twice a week for the first week and a third day the second week is best to start slow and increase the amount of time so your body can adjust. The massage should not be painful, squeeze the cup so it is comfortable for you.

Gradually increase suction to stimulate circulation, remove stagnation, and release built up “sludge.” Once your skin has become more elastic graduate into the use of a hard cup. Continue to use the softer cup for more sensitive areas such as the arms, stomach, and inner thighs. The hard cup can be used on the back or other less sensitive areas always remember to do the massage in the direction of the Lymph nodes direction for drainage.


According to



There are 2 silicone cups in the Bellabaci Facial Massage System. Start with the softer cup, graduate onto the harder cup after a few weeks once your skin becomes elasticized enough.

Apply cleanser, cream or nourishing oil to your face and neck, to facilitate smooth movement.

Squeeze the cup in the middle, then place the cup’s lips to your skin and release. Congratulations you’ve just given yourself your first Bellabaci kiss.

Massage according to the diagram provided.

Tone your skin afterward.

Use 2-3 times a week for best results.


  • In Bellabaci Facial Massage System There is two superior grade medical silicone cups. It is recommended to start with the softer cup, graduate onto the harder cup after a few weeks once your skin becomes elasticized enough so you don’t create unnecessary pulling of the tissue  .
  • To start, apply a generous amount of cleanser, cream or nourishing oil to your face and neck, to facilitate smooth movement. We recommend our Bellabaci Skin Get A Life Genie, a powerful treatment lotion that turns into a luxurious oil, this treatment contains the modalities of Homeopathic and Aromatherapeutic complexes to stimulate skin renewal and repair.
  • By Squeezing the cup in the middle, and then placing the cup’s lips to your skin and release you are on your way. Congratulations you’ve just given yourself your first Bellabaci kiss. Now , remember to keep the cup moving to avoid bruising!
  • Massage according to the diagram provided on the box.
  • Tone your skin afterward. Use 2 – 3 times a week for best results.


When improving blood circulation with the Facial Massage by gently stimulating the fibroblast cells, natural collagen, and elastin is produced and improved you must have consistency. Your skin will show a healthy glow Massage the face and neck according to the diagram provided. Apply your favorite toner and anti-aging moisturizer after the Facial Massage completion and enjoy your well toned glowing skin. 




How to work on Broken capillaries, also known as Telangiectasia, it can negatively have an influence on one’s confidence levels. Broken Capillaries become visible between the ages of 30-50 and sometimes much earlier. The tiny vessels are you find just under the surface of the skin are delicate and can be bruised or damaged quite easily so is best to be gentle with them. Pressure or one of the mentioned factors below may cause them to dilate and break.  Once broken, they veins remain that way and for the most part cannot constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves for so many reasons.


Main Causes of Broken Capillaries:


  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Extreme temperature
  • Using too hot of water in the shower or when washing the skin
  • Excessive harsh rubbing of the skin
  • Certain medications such as sinus medications, cortisones
  • Related skin disorders or complications such as Rosacea or Acne
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Allergies (causing excessive sneezing, thus putting pressure on capillaries) and many other reasons


What else contributes to broken capillaries?


Broken capillaries become more prominent as you get more mature because your skin gets thinner due to some collagen loss and there forth  with it becomes easier to see the veins. Some conditions can also be hereditary if your parents had problems with telangiectasia rosacea; chances are you may have the experience yourself.

When you have excessive consumption of alcohol over a long time you can increase the blood pressure, causing the veins in to dilate.  The repeated dilation may lock the veins in that position.  Broken capillaries may also indicate liver issues.

What you can do apart from using sunscreen, lowering alcohol use, adding gentler facial products and in general being more conscious about are overall behavior. The many options of treatments offered to rid of broken capillaries are some times painful and expensive. Some of the testaments offered  include Sclerotherapy and laser/IPL treatments and more. Results are not truly guaranteed and for the most part repeated sessions may be required if the results are not accomplished.


How you can treat your broken capillaries more easily and naturally.


One easy way out is to use your Facial Bellabaci Cup set combined with our innovative formula of products designed for this purpose, The Skin Get a Life Genie. The negative pressure from the cup allows new fresh blood and oxygen to help  the damaged capillaries, immediately improving the redness, you will notice that as you use your cup, you will observe the vein that looks blue will become red, and then lighter until everything disappears. It almost feels like an illusion as it disappears before your eyes. The Homeopathic Synergies and Aromatic oils in the Genie will also assist to strengthen your skin and reduce visibility and occurrence. Make this a part of your daily routine, just a few minutes per day and your skin will continuously repair itself, also addressing the thickness of your skin by regenerating collagen.





Skin Get a Life Facial Kit from Bellabaci



The perfect trio to give you that glowing skin you have been dreaming about. The Skin Get a Life Facial Kit includes: 1 x Deep Cleanse-Pro Mitt 1 x 4oz Skin Get a Life Genie in a Bottle 1 x Face Cup Set (1x soft and 1 hard cup in a set) Start your skin care regime by achieving the perfect cleans. All you need to do so is the Deep Cleanse-Pro Mitt. Just wet it with warm (not too hot) water, and wipe away your make up and the day’s stresses. To cleanse, just rinse and hang to dry. Follow by applying your Skin Get a Life Genie in a bottle. This Genie is a gel that turns into a luxurious oil and treats all your skin concerns, which includes: Dry and Dehydrated skin Itchy skin, Psoriasis and Eczema Broken Capillaries Ageing skin Wrinkles and lines Crow’s feet Fluid retention in areas such as under eye bags Poor circulation Use your Bellabaci Facial Cups over your Skin Get a Life Genie to increase product penetration, and to deeply stimulate the skin for repair and renewal. Regular facial massage helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which delays the ageing process and gives you that instant glow healthy skin has.






Premium Quality Cupping Set w/ 19 Cups, 10 Acu-pressure pointers are INCLUDED



19 x Plastic Cupping Cups (Premium Quality, 13 of the 2″ dia cups, 1 of the 1.8″, 2 of the 1.6″, 2 of the 1.3″, and 1 of the 1.1″ dia cups), 1 x Pistol Grip Hand Pump, 1 x extension tube (optional), 1 x Carrying Case (Professional Look).  Magnificent quality plastic cups with shockproof & heatproof that can be sterilized with boiling water. 10 custom Acu-pressure pointers included. It is finest baby bottle plastic material used for strong, clean, and leaves no marks and scratches easy.



Cupping Therapy Set – Best Quality in Class Massage Cups for Face, Body, Back and Legs for Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Cellulite & Wrinkles



  • One of the BEST GIFTS You Can GIVE Yourself and Your Loved Ones – Cupping Massage is known to help: improve circulation, reduce inflammation, release toxins (lymphatic drainage and detox), lower blood pressure, relax muscles, relieve joint pain, fibromyalgia, regulate hormones, release endorphins, promote healing, improve sleep.
  • MASSAGE Can help you feel human again! Stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles, reduce post-surgery adhesions, ease medication dependence, reduce spasms and cramping, lessen depression and anxiety. If you suffer from headaches, migraines, neck, shoulder or lower back problems, muscle stiffness, tension, sport injury, Carpal Tunnel – Cupping can help!
  • Body Cups: traditionally used for thousands of years to relieve muscle & joint pain & inflammation, neck and shoulder tension, stress, increase circulation, metabolism, visibly improve cellulite, stretch marks, scars, spider veins, digestive function, fibromyalgia, firm & tone skin and much more!
  • What You Get: 5 Massage Cups – Body Cups: 1 Large (2″), 2 Small (1.5″) + 1 Facial Cup (.75″), 1 Eye Cup (.25″) diameter + FREE Exfoliating silicone face brush, satin bag, tutorial, professional cupping videos and unconditional guarantee and replacement warranty.
  • You Will LOVE How Cupping Makes You Feel and THE DRAMATIC RESULTS. LURE created a unique a GIFT SET to help you achieve desired results with Cupping Therapy: strengthen the immune system by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system; improve condition of your skin (collagen and elastin), wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, scars and more!




Bellabaci Super Training Set from Bellabaci


  • A highly innovative yet insanely practical massage therapy cup that not only takes the strain out of massage, it allows you to offer your clients long-term solutions to persistent problems.
  • Once trained it is easily performed by qualified massage therapists and physicians. a wonderful ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing.
  • Bellabaci massage is a modified and simplified version of the ancient cupping therapy
  • Less stress and strain on your own body during massage. faster better results and solutions to old ailments and treatments can be tailored to suit any massage routine.
  • This massage utilizes the Bellabaci silicone, hand squeezed cups, which create suction on the body surface and moving them in a specified sequence we have created an exciting new treatment, which apart from being different and new it also provides the patient with excellent healing results.


Bellabaci Professional Therapist Massage System from Bellabac

Cellulite Treatment, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage, 4 body cups, 2 face cups, case, and instructional DVD, A daily ten-minute massage can bring you incredible results!







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