Myofascial Cupping Treatment
What is a myofascial cupping therapy?
Myofascial cupping is a treatment that helps to lift and stimulate the soft tissue due to the suction effect of the cup. The mentions of the cupping therapy have been found in Chinese, Egyptian and Hindu scriptures, however, the techniques have evolved since then.
The myofascial treatment uses vacuum suction and plastic cups instead of glass. The vacuum “draws” the soft tissue in the cup providing a lift and separating it. Depending on the area of the treatment and sensitivity of the skin, this therapy can leave a little discomfort. To decrease it, we apply lotion or oil on the area of the treatment. The therapist can leave the cups on the skin for a longer period of time or move them during the treatment. Depending on the chosen method, the cups can leave the marks on the skin that might last a few hours to a few days.
When is a myofascial cupping therapy recommended?
Myofascial cupping has a goal to stimulate and nourish soft tissue. Due to its unique properties, this type of therapy is recommended if you have:
- Muscle aches and discomfort
- Chronic pain
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Abdominal cramps
- Chronic cough
- Low back pain
- Migraines and headaches, and more.
Myofascial cupping therapy contraindications
Myofascial cupping is not recommended for patients with any internal or external bleeding, sensitive or fragile skin, recent surgeries, blood thinning medications, varicose veins. Pregnant women should also avoid this type of therapy. We recommend all our patients to consult a general therapist about their health state and personal contraindications.
Myofascial cupping therapy benefits
Myofascial cupping therapy is beneficial for both muscles and overall well-being. It helps to:
- Repair tissue and increase the circulation and collagen production
- Reduce inflammation
- Relieve muscle spasm
- Reduce stress
- Stimulate blood flow
- Detoxify the lymphatic system
- Rejuvenate skin
If you are looking for a Myofascial Cupping therapy in Sage Creek Winnipeg,book an appointment online.We would be happy to help you!