What is cupping?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. There are different types of cupping treatments depending on the goals of the session. The therapist can choose whether to leave the cups on the tissue or move the cups along the tissue to loosen up the muscles. Cupping has several benefits. One of which is creating a significant increase the blood flow to the involved tissue. The cups also help to lengthen the muscles and stretch the fascia over the muscle.The cupping in combination with the myofascial techniques is a excellent way to facilitate muscle healing and loosen up tight muscles.
What injuries are treated with cupping?
- Muscle strains
- Running injuries (IT band syndrome) and other athletic injuries
- Upper back and neck tightness and tension headaches
- Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain
- Low back pain and neck pain
- Chronic muscle tightness