At APEX Health Movement, your hands-on practitioner might employ myofascial cupping as a method to enhance the advantages of your therapy session.
Originating from traditional Chinese practices, myofascial cupping is employed to ease myofascial tension, decrease tissue adhesions, and foster flexibility in the fascia.
The technique consists of attaching a plastic cup to the skin and then creating a vacuum inside it. This action lifts the skin and the underlying tissue into the cup.
Depending on the need, your practitioner might leave the cup stationary or glide it over the muscle. While the cups themselves aren’t painful, they might cause some discoloration due to the increased blood flow they promote.
How cupping works and helps:
Myofascial cupping works by:
- Boosting blood circulation.
- Increasing oxygen supply to tissues.
- Enhancing joint mobility.
Common Conditions Cupping Can Help:
- Tight muscles, notably in the calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps
- Back pain, sciatica
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Plantar fasciitis