Myofascial cupping is a form of trigger point therapy and myofascial release. This therapy combines massage and stretching techniques with the use of pressurised cups. Soft tissue is suctioned inside the cups, allowing for fluid movement and nutrient supply to the tissues. The movement of fluid detoxifies, stimulates and increases range of motion. The ultimate goal of this treatment is to promote an individual’s health by loosening soft tissue and increasing circulation.
Basics of myofascial cupping treatment
A myofascial cupping treatment starts with palpation and massage to locate target areas. Once target areas are located, cups are placed on them and engaged so a negative pressure is created inside them. The negative pressure lifts and separates the soft tissue. The cups can then be moved along the affected areas. This process pulls fresh oxygen and nutrient enriched blood along as the cups move.
Stretching the muscles and tissues during the myofascial cupping session helps to return movement to tight or painful areas. Also, by focusing in on these areas using trigger point therapy, chronic pain and future issues can be eliminated. Combining all of the techniques of myofascial cupping can help those with tight, lumpy shoulder muscles caused by everyday stress, as well as injured athletes.
Benefits of myofascial cupping
The detoxifying, stimulating, and nourishing properties of myofascial cupping are found to work wonders for the treatment of scar tissue, stretch marks, and adhesions. The treatment also helps to prevent these issues and increase range of motion in burn victims.
Cupping therapy in itself improves circulation and aids in draining lymph fluid. Those who are dealing with injury or post-surgery issues can benefit from the clearing of old residue, blood, and solidified lymph. These fluids are flushed from the muscle and soft tissue through this type of therapy.
This service can be incorporated into Deep Tissue and Sports Massage treatments as required.