Who Can Benefit from Myofascial Cupping? What Conditions can be Treated?
Myofascial cupping is particularly effective in treating:
- acute or complex neck pain, and associated suboccipital headaches
- acute and chronic low back pain
- recovery after arthroscopic knee or shoulder surgery
- overuse injuries, such as tennis or golfer’s elbow
- sports injuries such as hip flexor, hamstrings, calf or quadriceps strains
- movement dysfunction in the shoulder complex
- muscle recovery from training in mid to high level athletes
What You’ll Experience
Myofascial cupping involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin, creating a vacuum effect that lifts underlying tissues such as the fascia, muscles, blood, and other fluids close to the skin’s surface. Our therapists locate areas of muscular restriction and tension, applying myofascial cupping in a gliding motion or leaving the cups on specific areas for short periods.
Traditional manual techniques compress muscles and tissues, but myofascial cupping takes a unique approach by creating suction, producing negative pressure or tensile stress. This leads to capillary rupture, resulting in the distinctive reddish circles known as ecchymosis or bruising—a therapeutic effect with lasting benefits.
How it Works
Myofascial cupping is a time-tested therapy with centuries of use among both Eastern and Western practitioners that goes beyond mere aesthetics; it stimulates inhibitory neural pathways, alters pain thresholds, promotes blood circulation, relieves swelling, and increases tissue temperature.
But that’s not all—myofascial cupping also positively influences the lymphatic system. By drawing toxins out of muscle fibers and increasing blood flow, it reduces tension, pain, and tenderness. The technique directly addresses fascial adhesions, improving range of movement, mobility, and tissue temperature while decreasing viscosity.
Unlocking the Therapeutic Benefits:
- Improved blood circulation
- Reduction of tension and adhesion in tissues
- Prevention of fibrosis and correct alignment of collagen
- Lymph and cellular debris drainage
- Increased range of movement and flexibility in joints
- Removal of lactic acid and metabolic waste stagnations
Can acupuncture used in conjunction with myofascial cupping enhance the healing and recovery process? Read more here
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