Myofascial Cupping is similar to Myofascial Release Therapy in that it targets the fascia and connective tissue, but the methodology is quite different. Myofascial Cupping Technique™ is unique in that it ‘lifts and separates’ soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. It involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilisation.
This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.
It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.
This technique works by reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, the Myofascial Cupping Technique™ can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.
Benefits of regular Myofascial Cupping:
• Improved range of movement
• Elimination of myofascial trigger points
• Improved circulation
• Faster recovery from injury
• Injury prevention
• Improved lymphatic flow
• Reduce muscle spasms and tightness
Regular Myofascial Cupping can help you if you suffer from one or more of the following:
• Scar tissue
• Plantar foot pain
• Muscle stiffness/pain
• Back pain
• Neck Pain
• Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder
• Sporting or other injuries
• Reduce the appearance of cellulite
Karen is accredited in Myofascial Cupping Technique™.