Cupping is a Myotherapy modality used to increase blood flow, to restore movement throughout the body.
Cupping involves placing suction cups onto specific areas of the body to create a vacuum effect which draws the underlying tissues into the cup removing toxins from the stagnant muscles, skin and fascia to promote natural healing.
Muscles are lined with connective tissue called fascia which is often a major factor in muscle tightness and
pain. Releasing the fascia through cupping results in relaxing muscles, increasing range of motion and also helps to prevent muscular injuries.
Cupping can also be an effective way of treating conditions such as the common cold, asthma, digestive problems and women with PMT due to its the increased circulation, activation of the lymphatic system as well as its detoxification ability. It is important that you drink plenty of water after a cupping treatment to help flush the toxins from your body.
We at Advanced Myotherapy use cupping combined with techniques such as dry needling, deep tissue massage, PNF stretching and trigger point therapy to give the body the best possible chance to heal and ultimately lead to a pain free life.