Myofascial Cupping Technique involves the gliding of negatively pressurized cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilization. It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client. Unlike other massage techniques that use compression, the Myofascial Cupping Technique is unique in that it lifts and separates soft tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue. Benefits include increased range of motion, trigger point release and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. This technique can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.
Why do I recommend it?
Myofascial Cupping is an amazing technique used by Raw Therapies massage therapists to promote nutrient-rich blood to areas, providing increased circulation to stretch muscle tissue.
- Increased circulation
- Increased joint range of motion
- Reduced muscle tension
- Increase lymphatic drainage (detoxification)
- Increase connective tissue mobility