What is Cupping therapy? What is involved Cupping therapy involves the use of glass or
November 15, 2022
Cupping therapy involves the use of glass or plastic cups on the body to help relieve muscle tension and free up fascial restrictions. Cupping therapy works by lifting up the skin inside the cup like a vacuum, creating negative pressure, and gliding it across the body. In some cases dark circles or bruises may be present after a cupping therapy session however in most cases does not present with pain or tenderness unless done incorrectly.
Myofascial cupping has been becoming world renowned as more recent research has shown its benefits. As seen in the 2016 Olympics games when multiple athletes swam with prominent circular marks on their backs.
Hundreds of articles have been written over the past decades showing its similarity with other traditional cupping. Myofascial cupping is an alternative form of soft tissue by creating a negative zone, separating the superficial tissue with deep muscles with a sucking motion through plastic, glass or silicone cups.
There are 3 types of Hjiama cupping
Traditional Chinese cupping uses a similar technique as a myofascial process, however they follow the traditional Chinese medicine philosophy which believes in stimulating the flow of chi throughout the body, circulating vital energy. Believing blockage and imbalances of the body are due to the disruption of Chi through internal and external mechanics.
At Hyper Health, We are trained and skilled in using myofascial cupping techniques. The benefits of myofascial cupping are myofascial restrictions that can create restrictions in movement and even cause pain. Myofascial cupping has been shown to