Cupping/Myofacial Decompression

Patient Benefits

  • Increases space between the tissues allowing for better fluid and nutrient exchange
  • Increases blood flow
  • Improves scar mobility
  • Decreases trigger points
  • Releases connective tissue adhesions within the tissues
  • Speeds up recovery times
  • Decreases pain
  • Improves movement quality

Myofascial Decompression is based on assessing and correcting movement inefficiencies. It has been around for thousands of years and has regained popularity in health and wellness since 2012. Cupping massage therapy mimics manual deep tissue and myofascial release, but “in reverse” — instead of pressing down on the tissue, it is pulled up. It is not traditional fire or wet cupping performed by acupuncturists as part of many Eastern cultures for centuries.

This technique is excellent for patients with tenderness to pressure, as there is no painful pressure. The suction or negative pressure produced by the cups are beneficial to relieve many conditions, such as common muscle fatigue, myofascial pain, chronic aches and pains, and stiff, achy, and even arthritic joints.

Athletes are among the most popular groups of people to use Cupping, also known as Myofascial Decompression (MFD), to treat soft tissue injuries in order to reduce soreness and speed up the healing of overworked muscles, but it’s also safe for patients of all ages and activity levels.  Remember Michael Phelps swimmer in 2018 Olympics?

The main side effect after cupping is a circle-shaped bruise or redness which can last 3-7 days. Our therapists has advanced training in myofascial decompression techniques.


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