FAQ

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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 for 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 follow the link to our website for our product usage directions. https://www.bellabaci.com/product-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?

Deep and underlying congestion, can only be dealt with by bringing it up to the surface, where your lymphatic system (which is very superficial) can start to filter and combat the bacteria and cellular debris. If you are experiencing a break-out, and it is not hormone related, you can be sure that you are on the right track to address your concern. Just remember to not go over an open lesin or pustule, but lightly work above and below when you are following the Bellabaci Facial massage diagram.

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!

I want to order my Bellabaci Genie and Cups, how much extra will the shipping cost?

Well, it’s great news for you because Bellabaci International picks up your shipping bill for you, anywhere in the world! We ship to the closest post office to your location provided, all for free. We try to dispatch the same day, otherwise the very next morning. So, order your cups asap!

I have round marks that looks like bruises after I left my cups stationary for a few minutes, what do I do now?

The marks you are referring to are what we call “Cup Kisses” and these occur when, as you said, cups are left stationary for a few minutes. Although not considered pretty by some, do see it as a good sign, as this means that a great deal of toxicity was found and are being dealt with by your lymphatic system. The nice thing about the marks are that they are not painful or sore to the touch. It takes a few days and up to 2 weeks for them to disappear, and to help things along, you can lightly drain over the cup kisses over the next few days to speed up filtration. If your search for celebs who have been cupping, you’ll see people like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Parltrow sporting their own set of cup marks, all for the love of health and wellness!

I am currently on prescription medication, but I want to use The Circuflow Genie for my blood pressure, is it safe?

The bonus about Homeopathic and Aromatherapy ingredients is that they are complimentary, and do not in any way substitute your prescriptive medicine. You will however, find that your doctor picks up on improvements, and he may decide to lower your current dosage or remove your medication when he finds there is no more need for it. When in doubt, always check with your doctor first, before starting any type of complimentary products.

I suffer from fluid retention, which Genie should I order?

Although there are just 4 Genies (for now), to choose from, each formula treats an array of ailments and concerns. Some may treat similar concerns, which then means you need to look at the bigger picture. If your fluid retention is related to increased weight gain, The Cellulite Be Gone Genie is your perfect match. If you think your fluid retention may be hormone or travel related, The Circuflow Genie will sort you out in no time. When in doubt, ask, and we will do our best to prescribe the best Genie for you.

I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, can I use the Bellabaci Cupping Massage system?”

Type 2 Diabetes can be corrected with some diet and lifestyle changes, and your doctor/ dietician will assist you with these changes. As soon as they give you the green light, you can use the cupping massage system. Using them when your diabetes is still a factor, can lead to bruising, and diabetes causes slow and complicated healing times, so it is best to steer clear for now. What you can do, is use the Bellabaci Circuflow or Cellulite Be Gone Genie, as these formulations contain complexes that will assist with the symptoms of diabetes. Always check with your health practitioner first and choose the Genie according to your health priorities. You can contact us with more information, so we can help prescribe your best Genie.

How do I take care of my cups so that they will last forever?

Easy as pie. Make sure that you wash your cups after each use with a detergent, to remove any excess oil. You can also put them in the dishwasher. When oil is left on the cup, the cup can harden and become yellow. What is also important is to never use mineral oil with your cups, such as baby oil. The Bellabaci cups are made from medical grade silicone, and mineral oil degenerates silicone, which can lead to the breaking of your cup. If your cup breaks for some strange reason, and you have taken care of them as directed, send the cup to us or a picture, and we will gladly replace it, at no extra cost.

I have been using the Bellabaci cups for three weeks now, 5 minutes on each leg per day. I would have to say that my cellulite actually looks quite a lot worse now. Is this normal or should I stop using them?

The cellulite can appear quiet a bit worse – softer and cottage like in texture in the first week or two of using the bellabaci cups, reason being as the fat cells release their waste, it can “sit” there for a while, until the lymphatic system removes them. The solution? Use your cups everyday, remember to drain upwards, and be patient. The improvement in the cellulite appearance is guaranteed.

Do I have to use oil with my cups?

Some body lotions work well, but again, check your ingredients for mineral oil, as this will break your cup. The bonus about using a treatment oil with your cups, such as the Bellabaci Genies, is that you will increase product penetration and achieve better results that you would have, without the right product. The Genies contain a combination of Homeopathic and Aroma-therapeutic organic ingredients, which are a wonderful addition to achieve your health and wellness goals.

I have been using my cups all summer, and now that it’s winter, they feel hard and less supple. Is this normal?

Yes it is. Temperature and climate changes can affect the pliability of your cups. They will feel harder in cold temperatures and softer in warmer temperatures. You can help by either placing them in hot water to soften them, or pop them in the fridge for that lovely, deep pressure!

I purchased Bellabaci cups to use it on my legs to treat my cellulite. I have spider veins all over my thighs and varicose veins behind my knees. I read that they’re good for varicose veins, but that I shouldn’t use them directly on varicose veins but around them. And I also read that they’re good for spider veins. But my husband is a doctor and he says the suction might enlarge the veins which means spider veins will get worse! Now I’m worried about using them. I can’t go around the spider veins, because they’re spread over my thighs. Do you have a proof that Bellabaci is good for spider veins? Have you seen cases being treated from spider veins? And I wish you provided more instructions on how to use it with photos for the steps. I really liked the box. It looks nice and I can store the cups in it after each use.

I am not too sure where you have read that the Bellabaci cups should be used to treat varicose veins, I say it is a contra indication. However for Spider veins the results are outstanding. They take time though…

“Spider veins are like varicose veins but smaller. They  are closer to the surface of the skin, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin. Varicose veins can be caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. The heart pumps blood filled with oxygen and nutrients to the whole body through the arteries. Veins then carry the blood from the body back to the heart. As your leg muscles squeeze, they push blood back to the heart from your lower body against the flow of gravity. Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backwards as it moves up your legs. If the valves become weak, blood can leak back into the veins and collect there. (This problem is called venous insufficiency.) When backed-up blood makes the veins bigger, they can become varicose. So when we slide the Bellabaci cup , ideally the soft body cup first , along the spider vein up towards the heart, we are assisting in the movement of the stagnant blood.The fresh blood which reaches the area, rich in oxygen and nutrients also assist in repairing the damage to the capillary. The Bellabaci cups can assist in clearing spider veins, by manually pushing fresh blood through clogged capillaries. The results are seen immediately, however one has to repeat the treatment frequently in order to see permanent results. Initially the capillary may appear redder in color, compared with its purple shade earlier. However, it is a temporary healing crisis , in the path to an healthier circulatory system.Simply by gliding the cups slowly over the area in the direction of the capillary you will remove the dead blood cells and allow the fresh blood to repair the capillary. The results are excellent in most cases.”

Can I use the cups on bruises? I often get them from work (I work in retail) I’m guessing it will help but I’m not sure. Also will it also help period cramps I suffer with these quite badly?

Our best recommendation to you would be to use the Circuflow Combo or Kit.

The Circuflow Genie, one of our 4 luscious lotions which turns into a deep-treatment oil on application combines the healing modalities of Homeopathic synergies and Aromatherapeutic complexes and is geared to treat bruises as well as period cramps. Use your cups only from day 3 after the bruise occurred, using your light cup with superficial suction as your lymphatics run very close to the surface and is slow to remove the cellular by-products from the bruise, so you should see faster improvement. With period cramping you can massage your stomach, starting at the right hip, in circular motions. So to clarify, place the cup at your right hip, move upwards towards your right ribcage, move across to your left ribcage, then down towards your left hip bone. This is the cycle which can be repeated in circular motions to bring relief. If you reverse the process, meaning starting at your left hip and ending at your right hip, you can create colon cramping or blockages, so do take care here. You can also place your soft cup where it is cramping for 2 minutes at a time, to alleviate the pain, and use the cups over your Genie, as it also increases suction and facilitates movement of the cup without stretching the skin. Just be aware that you may be left with a “Cup Kiss”, which is not harmful, and actually serves a purpose, but read more on that here: https://www.bellabaci.com/treat-your-body-bellabaci-cupping-therapy/massage-cups/ For more info, please see our website and don’t miss out on our blog, as there are many articles to help you in your walk towards great health and wellness, with Bellabaci of course!