Okay, ladies. I need another volunteer. Who is up for helping me put these Bellabaci cups to the test?
Please enter the giveaway by commenting below. Other ways to earn additional entries are listed at the end of this post.
Bellabaci cups are based on the ancient Chinese practice of cupping therapy. Cupping is the opposite of traditional massage where pressure is applied to the skin. Instead, cupping is a form of “negative pressure therapy.” It creates a negative pressure over the area, stimulating stagnant fluids and increasing circulation.
Traditionally, a vacuum effect is created in the cups by lighting a small flame inside before placing them over the skin. The Bellabaci cups are much easier to use because they are made of silicone. You simply squeeze the cup to remove the air as you place the cup over the skin. It’s easy to control the amount of suction, too.
Bellabaci cups are ideal for “gliding cupping” where the cups are moved across the skin instead of left in one place. You need to apply a lubricant to facilitate the gliding action. I’ve been using a homemade one made from coconut oil blended with essential oils that are known to have anti cellulite properties (such as rosemary, orange, and geranium).
The first time I used my Bellabaci cups, I was impressed. When applying the negative pressure to my legs, I was able to feel exactly where my circulation was at its worst. Certain areas were especially tender, as if they were bruised (even though there weren’t any visible signs of bruising).
During my first session, the tender spots were above my knee on the outer edge. My calves were extremely tender. I could barely apply the slightest amount of suction, and I cringed the entire time. The cupping did not leave any visible signs afterward, although I read that bruising is common. I prefer gentle therapies so I made sure not to overdo it.
After a few sessions with the Bellabaci cups, I noticed my calves were not nearly as sensitive and the spot above my knee cleared up, too. I now use the strongest level of suction on my calves and it feels great. The area on the back of my thighs feels tender now which I had not noticed before. I am curious to see if the lymphatic congestion really is working its way out of my system. It feels as if it is, but only time will tell for sure.
To enter to win your own set of Bellabaci cups, simply leave a comment below and let me know that you’re willing to volunteer to investigate them with me.
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This contest will end November 23rd at 11:59 PM EST. **UPDATE: The entry deadline is extended and we will be giving away ten more sets of Bellabaci cups, 5 in November and 5 in December. The winners will be chosen via random.org and announced here at CI. International entries are welcome. Good luck!
P.S.- If you don’t have the patience to see if you will be a winner of if you aren’t feeling lucky, you can use the following coupon code to buy your own set of Bellabaci cups for $39.95, excluding shipping. The code is CIMelissa#710 and it’s good through December for the first 100 buyers. You can order them here: http://bellabaci.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=29
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