Cupping

cuppingMYOFASCIAL CUPPING: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

The art of cupping developed over time from the original use of hollowed animal horns to drain toxins out of snakebites and skin pustules. Horns evolved into bamboo cups, which were eventually replace by glass or plastic vacuum cups.

How is Myofascial Cupping Accomplished?

There are two main techniques of cupping: Stationary and moving massage cups “massage cups”:

  1. Stationary cups are placed on the skin and left for a period of 1-3 minutes based on Skin reaction to cups. Four to six cups may be applied and then removed cyclically in a technique called flash cupping. These methods are used most commonly in Chinese Medicine.
  2. Moving or “massage cups”: Prior to applying the cups, oil or lotion will be applied to the body to facilitate smooth movement.

The entire back may be treated including the neck, shoulders, middle and lower back and sacral area. From the hips to the thigh and abdominal region may also be treated.

How does myofascial cupping feel?
The sensation is truly indescribable. People often experience deep warmth and a tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.

Therapeutic Effects of Cupping Conditions/Benefits From Cupping:

  • Lymph Drainage after Breast Surgery
  • Loosen Adhesions and Scar tissue buildup
  • Release Deep Tissue including Muscle Strains
  • Moves Stagnation
  • TMJ
  • Inflammation Tendonitis
  • Stimulate Blood Flow, decreases Inflammation
  • Sedate the Nervous System
  • Trigger Point release
  • Cellulite….
  • and much more…

Side Effects of Cupping
The skin will redden with strong massage cupping, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. The increased local blood supply will nourish the muscles and skin and allows toxins to be carried away.

Three Things to do after a Myofascial Cupping Session:

  1. Increase water intake
  2. No hot showers or excessive heat
  3. No vigorous exercise


Video compliments of Bonny-Lynn at Embody Pilates, Canmore AB

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