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NEW! Myofascial Cupping


Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle (including individual muscle fibres) in place. Fascia does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. Healthy fascia is smooth, slippery and flexible, stretching as you move, but when stressed, it dries and tightens up around muscles, becoming sticky, limiting mobility and causing painful knots to develop. Factors that cause fascia to thicken, become sticky, gummy, and crinkle up (called adhesion) include a lifestyle of limited physical activity (too little movement day after day), repetitive movement that overworks one part of the body, and trauma such as surgery or injury. Fascia adhesions tend to feel better with movement and also respond well to heat therapy, which helps bring back the tissue’s elasticity. For some people, adhesions can worsen over time, causing the fascia to compress and contort the muscles it surrounds. This can result in hard, tender knots in the muscles, called trigger points.

Myofascial Cupping involves the gliding of negatively pressurized cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream, and be accompanied by joint mobilisation. Unlike traditional cupping techniques, marking the skin is not part of the desired outcome, and it is performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client. Myofascial Cupping is designed to lift and separate the connective tissues. This can increase nutrient rich blood supply to the area, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue. Myofascial Cupping can assist the body in maintaining range of motion, eliminate myofascial trigger points, and reduce restrictive and painful fascial adhesions caused by reduced or repetitive movement and injury. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels in the soft tissues, Myofascial Cupping can assist in reducing the occurrence of soft tissue injury and maintains functionality.

Experience this modality in our Remedial Massage & Integrative Healing Containers!

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