Cupping is a suction technique used to treat tightness in the skin, soft tissue, and muscles.
How can it help me?
It can loosen adhesions and scar tissue and lift connective tissue allowing muscles to work more efficiently and smoothly. It increases blood flow to the local area and can help with swelling and pain. It is commonly used in conjunction with soft tissue massage, exercise and stretching and is a great complement to traditional physical therapy. The cups are applied over the affected area and can either be left in place for a number of minutes, or can be dragged over the skin by the therapist, stretching the fascia, skin and underlying tissues.
Common Conditions that can be treated with Cupping:
Back and neck pain
Iliotibial band syndrome
Adherent post-surgical scars
Tight muscles such as those in the inner thigh, calf, and forearm