What is Myofascial Cupping, and does it hurt?

By December 8, 2023News

What is Myofascial cupping?

Myofascial cupping is a technique that uses pressure, created by suction cups, to relieve underlying tissue and improve blood flow towards problem areas. This soft tissue therapy aids healing by pulling blood toward the skin’s surface. This is often performed with either plastic, glass, or silicone cups.

Benefits of Myofascial Cupping?

Firstly, Myofascial Cupping has many positives. Coming under the physical therapy bracket, it mostly focuses on aiding problems related to physiological health. Examples of these advantages include:

  • Relieving muscle pains
  • Increase the range of movement for problem areas
  • Reduction in swelling, tightness, or inflammation in problem areas
  • Speeds up the reconstruction process
  • Improves anaerobic metabolism
  • Reduces the chances of excessive menstrual bleeding

What can Myofascial cupping help treat?

Additionally, Myofascial cupping is targeted to help a range of areas. Due to its capability to move around, specific problem parts can be focused on. This can include neck, back, and shoulders. Therefore, if you are experiencing muscle tension or pain in these areas, this treatment could be your answer. However, this should not be used if the following conditions apply to the patient:

  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Heart failure
  • Haemophilia, anaemia, or other blood disorders
  • Pregnant
  • Elderly adults

Additionally, if you suffer from skin problems, such as sensitivity, this procedure may cause further complications and is not advisable.

What are the after effects?

Often the thought of suction cups can be off putting and seem scary. Nonetheless, the treatment shouldn’t be feared and is a painless procedure.

However, you still may experience short-term side effects which are temporary following the cupping. These can include:

  • Mark left on the skin surrounding the cup
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Slight burning sensation

Please note these symptoms are rare and should only last a few days.

How to prepare for the procedure?

On the other hand, there are a few simple steps you can take before you come in for your treatment to ensure the best experience:

  • Make sure to eat a light meal for a build-up in energy stores
  • Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and enhance detoxifying your body
  • Relieve bladder beforehand

Next steps

Finally, we hope this has provided an insight into Myofascial cupping and the benefits it offers when incorporated into your daily life. Challenging the stigma behind the treatment and understanding this new therapy.

With this in mind, if you’d like to book a Myofascial Cupping treatment, please call 07711 633 512 and our team will secure your booking. On the other hand, if you are interested in learning about the other treatments we have on offer, why not check out the previous blogs at https://olivemassage.com/blog/ .

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