Cupping Technique

November 23rd, 2018

What is cupping?

Cupping is a manual therapy technique performed by our physical therapists. Cupping is used to soften tight muscles and muscle attachments, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue. Cupping

therapy can be modified to deliver a spectrum of techniques, from deep tissue release to lymphatic drainage. It works to separate fused tissue layers by loosening adhesions, thereby allowing muscles to function more smoothly and efficiently by eliminating unhealthy tissue waste and debris. Cupping techniques can promote increased blood flow to body tissue and can stimulate th

e lymphatic system. Swelling and edema that is associated with injury and inflammation can hold toxins and fluid. Cupping can open the lymphatic system to help drain excess fluid and help the body reabsorb toxins through the lymphatic system.

 

What Are the Benefits of Cupping?

Cupping therapy is a versatile technique that compliments additional physical therapy techniques and can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan. People get it for many purposes, includ

ing to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.  The “Cups” are called Rockpods. They are a great complementary treatment to manual therapy for temporary relief of pain. RockPods use decompressive technology to loosen and lift connective tissue and increase blood and lymph flow to the skin and the muscles, stimulating the body’s natural healing process to treat chronic pain, relieve tension and sedate the nervous system.  Cupping can provide pain relief and help ease the symptoms of many common disorders of the bones and muscles. You may benefit from cupping if you suffer from neck, shoulder, low back or foot pain, and it’s even been shown to be effective for osteoarthritis!

 

 

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