Improve circulation and reduce pain with Myofascial Cupping, based on the ancient principle of cups and vacuum, to improve nutrient supply to muscles and soft tissue.
Myofascial cupping differs from traditional Chinese medicine cupping by specifically targeting the musculoskeletal system for myofascial release rather than the meridian systems used by traditional Chinese practitioners. Another difference to the ancient practice is that to create suction, myofascial cupping uses plastic cups and vacuum suction rather than glass cups and a naked flame. Myofascial cupping uses a hand-operated vacuum pump to induce a vacuum inside a small cylinder, sealed with oil or cream to the skin. The vacuum ‘draws’ the soft tissue perpendicular to the skin, providing a tensile force, which can be left in one site for a prolonged period or moved along the soft tissue.
Myofascial cupping is used for general pain relief and to improve circulation. It breaks down scar tissue from old injuries, reduces localised inflammation, reduces muscle tension, and increases joint range of motion.
Before commencing treatment your trained therapist will get a full understanding of your medical history and your specific requirements. Generally, cupping is applied to the back. But cupping can be done on any part of the body that has enough skin to support the cups. A strong suction leaves red markings with movement back and forth over the same area. A stationary cup left in one spot will leave a ‘cup kiss’, which will look like bruising because this technique brings toxins to the surface, which are then removed through the lymphatic system. Most bruising or marking can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
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