As part of your sports & remedial massage therapy, myofascial cupping may be used as an optional addition to the treatment. This is used in conjunction with massage & stretching techniques to
Where traditional massage techniques compress the muscle through hands on movement & trigger point therapy, cupping uses suction to do the reverse - pulling the skin & underlying muscle up into the cup to increase blood flow to the area & encourage vital oxygen & nutrients to the treated area.
Dry cupping is performed using plastic cups & a suction pump to create a vacuum between the cup & the skin. The cups may be moved around on the skin or held in a static position