WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL CUPPING?
Myofascial Cupping follows the same basic principle of glass cupping by creating suction (negative pressure) on the surface of the skin. However, instead of using a flame, a suction pump is used. The suction pump becomes a better choice than the traditional method because there is no loss of suction and cups can stay on the skin easier. Myofascial Cupping has one other difference; the treatment is designed to address fascial and muscular lines of the body instead of original meridian lines. Since the pressure is directed away from the skin and muscle tissue, there is a significant pain reduction felt by the client.
The elderly, children and pregnant clients can be treated with gentle cupping techniques.
BENEFITS WHEN APPLIED AFTER AN INJURY:
Prevent scarring after an injury
Correctly aligns collagen fibers
Assist in reduction of localized inflammation
Aid in recovery by promoting nutrient-rich blood to injured area
THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS ARE:
Passively stretch muscle tissue, increase range of motion
Increase lymphatic drainage (detoxification)
Help to eliminate cellulite
Treat muscular and joint ailments
Treat tendinitis and tenosynovitis
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I RECEIVE A CUPPING SESSION?
Myofascial Cupping can be made a regular part of your healthcare regime and has the same indications as Swedish massage. Those clients with specific goals or seeking treatment of an ailment (sprain, strain, rotator cuff syndrome, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, etc) should have cupping sessions on a regular basis, weekly or biweekly. 4 Elements Healing Massage recommends a Myofascial Cupping treatment at least once every 4 weeks in order to maintain a client’s optimal health.