Myofascial Cupping is a form of myofascial release and trigger point therapy. It combines various massage and stretching techniques with the application of slightly pressurised (suctioned) cups. This helps to lift and separate the soft tissue, allowing for greater fluid movement and nutrient supply throughout the soft tissues. This nourishes, detoxifies, stimulates and increases range of motion.
Myofascial cupping is being widely used in athletic training arenas, sporting grounds and professional health clinics. You may have seen it being used in the Olympic games for pre and post-workout recovery and detoxification.
Benefits of Myofascial Cupping
It is used specifically to decompress adhesions and scar tissue, relax muscles in spasm, decrease trigger point pain, and decrease tissue changes and inflammation following trauma.
Cumulative treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, increase lymphatic drainage and enhances overall ability to recover from workouts and strenuous activity.
What can it treat?
Tight and stiff muscles
IT band pain
Respiratory conditions: asthma, bronchitis
Emotional balance: anxiety, depression, stress, migraines
High blood pressure by calming the nervous system
Please ask your Myotherapist next time about the benefits of Myofascial Cupping. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding Myofascial Cupping or would like make an appointment with our Myotherapists call Essential Health on 9663 5134 to book an appointment today.