Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a type of therapy in which a glass or plastic cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced to draw and hold skin and superficial muscle tissue/ fascia inside the cup. Sometimes the therapist will move the cup across the skin, this process is called “gliding cupping’. Cupping can be applied to both acupuncture points as well as areas in the body that are in pain or have muscle tightness/soreness. During the treatment, the mechanism for healing occurs when the body’s positive inflammatory response is activated, mobilizing antibodies to the area to heal it.

  • Stimulate blood flow
  • Drain lymph and cellular debris
  • Separate layers of connective tissue to bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues
  • Soften tight muscles
  • Relieve deep muscular pain
  • Relieve headaches
  • Relieve jaw pain (TMJ)
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