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Myofascial Cupping

What is Myofascial Cupping?

Myofascial Cupping, or cupping for short, is an ancient Chinese therapy that encourages healing by creating negative pressure or suction on the skin using specialized cups in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscle tissue/fascia inside the cup. Cupping focuses on the fascia, which is connective tissues that cover the entire body and are wrapped around tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Cupping helps lift and separate the fascia, which can lose it’s flexibility and become tight and restrictive due to overuse, poor posture, injury or repetitive strains.

How does Myofascial Cupping work?

Cupping is applied to certain acupuncture points as well as to parts of the body that have been affected by pain or muscle/fascia tightness where the pain is deeper than the tissues to be pulled. The cupping process draws blood from your vessels and into your tissue. Your body thinks it’s been injured, so the theory is that cupping jump-starts a positive inflammatory response, mobilizing antibodies to the area to try to heal it.

Myofascial Cupping

Cupping invigorates local circulation in the area being treated, resolving swelling, pain, and tension.

Benefits of Myofascial Cupping

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Increases local blood circulation which promotes cell repair while improving immunity and decreasing pain.

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Helps treat soft tissue conditions such as musculoskeletal tension, pain, and common sports injuries.

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Promotes relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Increases blood flow to a particular muscle region reducing pain.

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Helps improve and maintain joint range of motion.

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Helps to reduce injury occurrence.

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Helps restore lymphatic flow promoting healthy circulation and strengthening of the immune system.

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Studies have shown that the dilation of blood vessels, known as local vasodilation, along with microcirculation improve greatly after cupping. These changes in the body can signal the body to change the hormone expression and pain control leading to lifelong benefits.

Cupping Treatment

The after effects of a myofascial cupping session include redness, swelling and bruising in the characteristic circular patterns but will subside within a few weeks. Cupping can be performed in conjunction to other modalities to increase results such as massage, acupuncture, and nutrition services.

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