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What is cupping?

Cupping is a form of myofascial release for our connective tissue.  After the application of cupping lotion, a plastic cup or cups are placed on the area and suction is applied.  This allows the skin and connective tissue to be drawn up into the cup. These cups are then dragged through the affected area allowing the connective tissue to be lengthened and stretched, releasing adhesions in the muscle, fascia and connective tissue.

Myofascial Cupping benefits

Some benefits of Myofascial cupping include:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Release of restricted connective tissue
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Decreased adhesions
  • Soften scar tissue (including post burn injuries with skin grating and post surgery incisions)

Does Myofascial Cupping Hurt?

Depending on the amount of restriction in and adhesion build up, treatment may be painful and there may be some bruising.  This will vary from patient to patient and on the specific area being treated. Treatment is always modified to patient comfort.

Is Cupping Safe?

Certain conditions including joint instability, arthritic or autoimmune disorders and neuropathies are contraindicative to cupping.  Factors such as degenerative changes possible pregnancy and pre-existing medical conditions will determine whether cupping is safe for the patient.  The therapist will have you fill out a complete medical history that will be reviewed and discussed with you prior to treatment.


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