Myofascial Cupping Technique involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream.
Last weekend our Remedial Massage Therapist, Denise, attended the Myofascial Cupping Technique workshop to further expand her cupping skills.
The new technique will offer cupping accompanied by joint mobilisation, providing a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue. It is particularly useful for massage for the Iliotibial
Band (‘ITB’) because it uses tensional (negative) pressure rather than compressing the tissue with positive (forceful) pressure. The drawing out effect can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue by a lifting and separating action.
Denise believes that there is no other massage technique which effectively draws tension from the body while assisting in maintaining range of motion, eliminating myofascial trigger points and reducing restrictive and painful fascial adhesions (“knots”).
The technique is offered as part of a remedial treatment and performed at a comfortable pressure, marking the skin is not necessarily part of the desired outcome.