You might be thinking to yourself, what the cup is cupping? I’ll be honest, when the Portland Cupping Studio first reached out to me for a collaboration I wasn’t sure what to expect. It looked kind of scary and I wasn’t sure what the marks it left on your body meant. While cupping has become “mainstream” due to celebrities and professional athletes, this practice is an ancient Chinese medicine that dates back over 3,000 years.
“The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine).”
The marks that are left after cupping look like bruises, but they actually aren’t. In fact they are the opposite. Bruises are created by impact trauma with compressed breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury (CuppingTherapy.Org). In cupping, there is no compression, but rather your skin and its multiple layers underneath are being pulled up.
I styled this pink skirt at the Pittock Mansion in Portland. The mansion is a French Renaissance-style château home that overlooks the cityscape of Portland, OR. This mansion makes the perfect backdrop for any photo shoot.
The Salishan Resort is the vacation everyone needs in their life. Relax by the Oregon coast and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This iconic resort is known for its gorgeous spa, 18-hole golf course, and relaxing beach views.
The Salishan Resort is located in Gleneden Beach, OR. The resort itself is massive, and tucked away in the woods right by the ocean. The ambiance of the Salishan Resort and hotel is rustic chic. I loved the upscale aspect of the resort, while still maintaining that “summer camp” feel. The resort offers morning yoga, guided art walks, nature tours and more. There is something to do for everyone, and the environment was extremely family-friendly.
The best part about the Oregon coast is how close the forest gets to the ocean. The Salishan is tucked away in the woods with ocean views and oceanside golfing. The spa has a wonderful view of the bay. The scenery is relaxing and peaceful, and the resort goes above and beyond to make your stay a rejuvenating experience.
We all love to wear black and white, but in the summer these colors can be hard to style together. This post is all about how to wear a black and white summer outfit. In this post I’m bringing you to the streets of Portland! This is such a vibrant city, and there are so many things to do, so many places to eat, and so many things to see.