What is Myofascial Cupping?
This soft tissue therapy reduces discomfort and relieves chronic pain by applying decompressed cups to the skin.
Myofascial cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a glass, plastic, or bamboo cup is applied to the skin. The pressure in the cup is then reduced, by heat or suction, in order to draw and hold the skin and superficial muscle tissue inside the cup. The cupping process draws blood from your vessels, into your tissue, and jumpstarts a positive inflammatory response and mobilizes antibodies to the area. Cupping is applied to certain acupuncture points as well as to parts of the body that have been affected by pain.