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Who should not use cupping therapy?

Bellabaci Cupping Therapy is a natural and safe alternative treatments with numerous healing benefits. However, certain health and body conditions restrict us from using cupping massage.

Contraindications to Body Cupping Therapy:
• Energy depleted (fasting, anemia)
• High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
• Pregnancy
• Diabetics
• On blood thinning medication (anti-coagulants)
• Cancer (minimum remission of 5 years)
• Blood Clots/Thrombosis/Blood disorders
• Varicose veins
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Sunburn
• Open cuts and abrasions

Contraindications to Facial Cupping Therapy:
• Cancer
• Thromobosis
• Active and pustular acne
• Sunburn or peeling skin
• Very sensitive skin
• Rosacea / Weeping eczema
• Extremely thin skin as in geriatric aged skin
• Skin infections
• Open cuts or abrasions
• Botox for the first 5 days
• Herpes Zoster (Cold Sores)

If your current conditions restrict you from using cupping massage, you can still use our all natural and specifically formulated massage genies to address different issues. Check if you are allergic or will have any negative reactions to any ingredients of the genies before applying. If negative reactions appear, please stop using them immediately and consult your doctor.

IMPORTANT: Cupping therapy does not replace any medical treatment. Consult a medical professional prior to receiving a cupping treatment if you have any health concerns.

What cautions should be taken before and after a cupping treatment?

Cupping massage stimulates blood circulation and detoxify our body. You will experience deep warmth and tingling sensation and your skin in the area that is worked on can turn red too. Some activities are not suitable before or after a cupping treatment.

• No aggressive exfoliation
• No exercise just before treatment
• No saunas nor steam rooms
• Preferably no alcohol consumption

• No exercise, steam rooms or saunas
• Stay away from excessive heat
• No long hot showers and baths
• No extreme cold things on the treated areas
• Keep body warm
• Drink lots of water

Can I use the Body Cups for my cellulite on my thighs although I have varicose veins?

You can use the cups as long as you do not go directly over or right next to the varicose veins. The cups can be used all over the body as well. Using your cups regularly will help prevent further varicose veins from forming and of course treat and prevent spider veins.

A good suggestion would be to purchase the Circuflow Genie. This treatment massage oil-lotion was developed to assist with the treatment of varicose veins as well as many other related conditions. You can use it in conjunction with your cups and as a stand alone product to use on your varicose veins.

Does the Bellabaci Skin Get a Life Genie and Facial Cup Combo work for enlarged pores?

Why it works for enlarged pores:It stimulates new and healthy collagen and elastin to form a tighter structure, thereby tightening the pores. The regular influx of fresh blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells also ensures faster skin cell turnover and optimal skin health. You do need to give the system time as one skin cell turnover is 21 to 28 days, and if it’s a concern which has been around for a few years it will take some time, but keep at it, as you will reach great results. Use your cups every day for 2 to 5 minutes, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is what is needed to stimulate your skins’ processes. Also, always keep the cup moving, as keeping stationary will leave a circular mark for a few days. Start off with light suction with the soft cup, and when your skin has accustomed to the treatment you can progress to deeper suction, and eventually the hard cup, starting off with light suction again etc.

How often should I use my Bellabaci Cups?

Using the cups is like doing exercise, the more you do, the better results you’ll see. It’s best to start off with the soft cup, at a light suction, 3 x per week for an average of 15 minutes, to slowly let your body and tissues get used to the intervention. Many also experience small bruise-like spots if they start off too vigorously, and although they are not harmful or painful, they also indicate areas where there is deficient capillary and connective tissue strength. But don’t despair, it will improve and you will achieve cumulative results if you keep at it. For the user who has acclimatised to the treatment, a daily 10 minute massage works fine, depending on what type of results you are looking for. Please click HERE for our product usage directions.

I have been treating my cellulite for 2 weeks, why is it looking worse?

When you start to properly address your cellulite with the Bellabaci Genie and Cupping massage system, you are not only treating the symptoms, but from the root cause. Unfortunately, the root causing factors are deeply buried, beneath layers of toxins, fluid, trapped fatty deposits and cellular by-products. The body takes at least 6 weeks to dispel most of these toxins, and that is if you are treating it diligently and draining your lymph before and after each session. But, be encouraged, because there is a light at the end of your cellulite -tunnel and keep on cupping! Remember to apply your Cellulite Be Gone Genie, even if you do not have time for your cupping massage, as the Genies are a powerful stand-alone treatment that will continue the fight against cellulite for you.

Why are my headaches/migraines worse after temporary relief since I started your system this week?

Headaches and migraines are linked to a reduction of oxygen flow to the head and neck and related nerves and tissues, which also means there is a reduction in blood flow and lymphatic drainage to these mentioned. Once you start using the Bellabaci Aches and Pains Get Lost Genie and Cupping system, the restored blood flow needs to deal with and filter the accumulated toxin build-up for a short interim. The trick is to not stop what you are doing, as you will soon achieve your goal and just use your cups only for maintenance or in times of stress. Like the saying goes, it always gets worse before it gets better..but when it gets better, oh boy it’s going to be great!.

I am using the Skin Get a Life Genie and Facial cups for my congestion, why do I have a break-out now?

I am using the Skin Get a Life Genie and Facial cups for my congestion, why do I have a break-out now?

Why do I have one soft and one hard cup in my body and face set?

The Bellabaci Cupping Massage system caters for all concerns, and everyone needs to start at the bottom..or should we say the lightest suction. When introducing your body or face too cupping massage, you start off with the highest amount of toxins and lowest skin integrity. By slowly working away from the top, you remove layers of toxins at a time, which will not overtax your lymphatics and you will stimulate collagen and elastin to improve and speed up skin elasticity and function. By reaching for your soft cup first, for at least a couple of weeks, you will lessen your chances of bruising or unwanted cup marks, which we call cup kisses. When working too deep, too fast, you can place unnecessary strain on your body, which will only prolong the great results you would have achieved otherwise.

I bought your cups for my wrinkles, but I also suffer from allergies and sinus headaches, would the facial massage help with that as well?

Definitely! By using your soft facial cup at first, you will gently help to clear your sinus passage ways and assist the speed at which your nasal mucus transports any allergens inhaled. The areas to focus on is from above your nose, at the mid-line of your face at the start of your eyebrow, to your temple and from the corner by your eye and nose, again sweeping the cup outwards, to your temple. After repeating these pathways for a few minutes each, move your cup from your temple (where the lymph collects) downwards to below your jawline, on each side of your face respectively.

I bought the Bellabaci Genie and Cupping massage system for my IBS, but I’m not sure how to massage my stomach, where do I start?

It’s very easy once you follow the colon’s pathway. The best way to remember it when massaging your own abdomen is: The right hip is the right place to start. So, apply your Genie and squeeze your soft cup, and set it down on your right side, just above your right hip bone. Then, move the cup upwards, in a straight line following your ascending colon and stopping just below your right ribcage. Follow then by moving the cup across your transverse colon to your left ribcage. Continue from your left ribcage to your left hip bone. From your left hip bone you can make an optional slightly diagonal line, to the middle of your body. Pop off your cup and continue the same pathway, starting afresh on your right side, above your hipbone. Viola!

How do I clean and maintain the suction cups?

Bellabaci cups are made with high quality medical grade silicon and will last a lifetime. No bacteria, fungus or virus can proliferate on silicone but basic hygiene is required.

• Never use mineral oils (such as baby oil, magnesium oil) or products containing minerals with your Bellabaci cups. Minerals degenerate silicon.
• After each use, wash the cups with liquid soap. If the cups are left to stand with oil on, it will start to harden.