Myofascial cupping involves the combination of massage and gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body. It is a different technique to traditional cupping, such as with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Marking the skin is not part of the desired treatment outcome but may leave light red marks on the skin that disappear in 5-10 days.
Unlike most other massage techniques that use compression, myofascial cupping is unique in that it ‘lifts and separates’ soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.
Myofascial Cupping can provide profound benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining range of motion, eliminating myofascial trigger points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. It can break up scar tissue from previous injuries or surgeries (including breast reduction and C-section). It also promotes relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. Post treatment, the client can expect to feel a sense of “openness” and relaxation. It is important to drink lots of water after receiving this treatment.
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