When I got home, I began doing some research on these Bellabaci Cups and discovered an alternative healing technique I had never heard of before called "cupping." Apparently cupping is a relative of acupuncture, but instead of using needles, glass cups are heated then placed on the body and create a suction. There are other variations as well, specifically where rubber cups can be used to create suction and massage the body.
The Bellabaci Cups are medical-grade silicone cups patterned after this "cupping" therapy. They claim to help reduce cellulite, fade stretch marks, ease migraines and headaches, relieve digestive trouble and more.
The first time I used the Bellabaci Cups was unbelievably painful. I started out on my thighs where my cellulite is most visible. Unfortunately, I am prone to cellulite and tend to have poor circulation and connective tissue issues... but back to the extreme pain I was in. Seriously. This hurt like crazy. I had only been in this kind of pain one other time and that was when I had a deep tissue massage in San Francisco a few years ago. When the therapist would massage my legs (especially my thighs), I remember praying that God wouldn't let me die on the massage table. It was excruciating. But after the massage, I detoxed A LOT. I felt amazing and my skin looked better. The reason I refer to that story is this: the Bellabaci Cups give you the benefits of a deep tissue massage at home and are MUCH cheaper.
I've used the Bellabaci Cups for four days now. The horrible pain I experienced at first is mostly gone. I do get a slight headache after the massage (a sure sign it's flushing toxins), so I try to always drink LOTS of water before and after. I can still see some dimpling in my thighs right now, but I also see a HUGE HUGE improvement (even the husband has noticed). I am not a fan of working out, so I have not worked out or exercised for a LONG time... yet by using the Bellabaci Cups I see an enormous reduction in my cellulite and a great improvement in my skin tone. It's like the collagen has been boosted. They also make facial Bellabaci Cups which I will probably be purchasing soon!
From what I read and what I can see for myself, the Bellabaci Cups pull toxins from the tissue and muscle, and the lymphatic system is able to flush them. It also stimulates the lymphatic system by the way... and seriously increases your circulation. After the massage, I can feel the increase of oxygen in my muscles. I've even read that it can actually raise your pH... which makes sense if it's increasing oxygen in your muscles.
Needless to say, I will not be taking these back to the store. I'm just glad I found them for half off... But now I'm sure I'll be purchasing the facial cups soon!
You can buy the Bellabaci Cups on their website. Amazon has the Bellabaci facial cups right now, but the body cups are not currently in stock.
I can't speak for the other cups that are available as I have not tried them; I just know the Bellabaci Cups are working well for me. I only paid $26 for mine, but I would have spent the $50 on them -- that's less than one deep tissue massage session at the spa.
And I couldn't have found these at a better time... I'm almost ready to bring out the shorts and bathing suits... no gym membership required (although I am going to suck it up and do that too!).
Be free. Be happy. Be natural!