In North America, it has only been about a year since we first started noticing athletes sporting circular marks on their shoulders and backs. Initially an ‘elite’ technique, performed only in the most avant-guard clinics, the practice of Myofascial Cupping Massage has since become an almost common practice for professionals seeking a legal edge. For an overview of the procedure, keep reading. Otherwise, skip to the bottom now and click on “book appointment.”
What is Myofascial Cupping Massage?
As the name implies, this is the practice of placing slightly heated cups on your skin to stimulate blood flow and promote healing. The cups are typically made of glass, although other materials can be used. The practitioner will quickly pass a flame into the cup; just long enough to heat the air within, and then place the cup, open face down, on your body. As the air within the cup cools, it creates a vacuum which pulls your flesh up and inside. The procedure leaves a painless, circular mark which disappears in a few days, whereupon you can return for another treatment.
What is it used for?
Records exist of practitioners using Myofascial Cupping Massage as far back as 3000BC. Nowadays, there is a trend of professional athletes who are using the practice as part of their regular physical conditioning. In fact, at this year’s Olympics in Rio, three different medal winners attributed their wins in part to Myofascial Cupping Massage. Gymnast Alex Naddour, and swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps were all receiving the therapy during the games, and afterwards, Naddour stated that cupping keeps him healthy, and that “it’s been better than any money I’ve spent on anything else.” The reason athletes are clamoring for the treatment relates to the ability of cupping to kick-start blood-flow to the muscle tissue, which greatly enhances natural healing.
Where can I get Myofascial Cupping Massage??
It’s not only Olympic athletes who are using Myofascial Cupping Massage. As the benefits of the technique become more well-known, it has found its way into almost all professional sports including MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. Superbowl winner DeMarcus Ware says he has never felt better. Now’s your chance to experience the benefits of this fantastic technique. Our therapists are masters. Click below to book an Myofascial Cupping Massage appointment right now.