Myofascial Cupping addresses the deeper myofascial tissues and helps to kick-starts blood-flow to the muscle tissue, which greatly enhances natural healing. The practice involves the therapist placing or moving pressurized cups on your skin. The cups can be made of silicon, plastic, or glass. The practitioner will apply the cup to your body incorporating pressure with either suction, pumping, or heating methods depending on the style of cup.
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If you have general aches and pains, repetitive strain, or complex issues caused by an injury, a Myofascial Cupping Massage is the right service for you.
Your treatment will begin with a short assessment which may include ROM testing. Your massage therapist will go over your health history and any issues you want to address. You will then be asked to undress to your personal comfort level and lie under the linens on the table.
Your therapist will start with a standard Therapeutic Massage. Cupping is often applied to the shoulders, neck, back, sacrum, hips, abdomen, thighs, calves, or upper arms – depending on your complaint or injury. Your therapist will determine the areas to apply the cups based on what was inferred from your verbal assessment and what is ascertained by palpating your soft tissue. They will apply the cups to areas of adhesion, leaving them static for a short amount of time. They may also manipulate the cups over the areas to assist with breaking down the adhesion. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.
You may feel some discomfort or tenderness during a deep tissue massage, especially if you have areas of tension or tightness in your muscles. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can make adjustments with the pressure and techniques being utilized. Please understand that not all issues require deep tissue work or prolonged deep pressure. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.
After the massage, you may feel relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released during the massage. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.
Your therapist may use silicone cups, pump cups, or glass cups. This is a matter of preference for each practitioner but all are beneficial for the same reasons.
If you’re planning on getting a Myofascial Cupping Massage, here are some important things to keep in mind:
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Records exist of practitioners using Myofascial Cupping Massage as far back as 3000 BC. The Egyptians used it, and so did the people of Ancient Greece. In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates used cupping techniques to help decrease internal disease and structural issues.
Since then, it has been mentioned in various historical texts and is now widely used by athletes and non-athletes alike.
Myofascial Cupping Massage is a form of massage therapy that uses suction cups to relieve muscle tension, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
During Myofascial Cupping Massage, suction cups are placed on the skin and used to create a vacuum, which lifts the skin and underlying muscle tissue. This helps to release fascial restrictions, improve blood flow, and promote healing.
Myofascial Cupping Massage is generally not painful. Some people may experience a mild sensation of pulling or stretching, but this should not be uncomfortable. If you feel any discomfort during the massage, you should let your therapist know immediately.
Myofascial Cupping Massage has many benefits, including reducing muscle tension and pain, improving circulation, reducing inflammation, and promoting relaxation. It can also be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries.