Myofascial Cupping Treatment
Myofascial cupping is a form of trigger point therapy and myofascial release (mobilisation of the fascia).
This therapy mixes massage and stretching techniques with the use of pressurised cups. Soft tissue is suctioned inside the cups, allowing fluid movement and nutrient supply to the tissues. The movement of fluid detoxifies, stimulates, and increases range of motion. The final goal of this treatment is to promote better health by loosening soft tissue and improving circulation.
A myofascial cupping session starts with palpation and massage to locate target areas, cups are placed on them and engaged so a negative pressure is created inside them (the negative pressure lifts and separates the soft tissue), balms or creams are then used to move the cups 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 and deep tissue technique chronic pain and future issues can be eliminated.