You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to get cupping!
Cupping is one of the techniques our Clinical Myotherapists use in their treatments. By placing a specialised cup on the skin and using a hand held pump to decrease the pressure within the cup, the underlying skin is lifted. This suction effect lifts the skin and superficial tissue away from the deeper underlying structures like the muscles. You can either leave cups sitting in a static position (leaving the lovely dark bruises seen on some of the worlds Olympic athletes’ bodies) or strip them up and down the area.
Cupping is used to decrease pain and tightness and improve recovery by increasing blood flow and oxygen to an area, breaking down adhesions in the soft tissue and stretching superficial structures.
It can be used in many different areas of the body for many different reasons. We have found cupping especially beneficial for tightness through the lower back, stiffness in the thoracic/mid back area and pain in the knee associated with ITB issues, just to name a few.
You will be pleased to know that although some of the bruises look quite brutal, cupping does not hurt during or after treatment. Depending on the therapist’s goals, you may not even get any bruising!
To book an appointment with one of our Myotherapists to see if cupping could help you, BOOK ONLINE or call us on 9769 3981.