Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)

The therapy of cupping has been used in China for thousands of years.

Evidence of myofascial treatment using negative pressure cupping has evidence dating as far back as 281 AD. It has been used treatment of illness, wounds, skin grafts and for musculoskeletal pain and stiffness. Most manual therapy techniques like massage, myofascial release and joint mobilization are compressive in nature. Myofascial decompression with cupping uses negative pressure to decompress adhesions, spots where the connective tissue is stuck, to allow a better flow for improved nutrient exchange. The pressure will cause and ischemic (low blood) response causing increased blood flow to the area to help with healing. So the dark marks it can leave behind are worth it!