Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy?

  • It’s Myofascial decompression, also known as Dry Cupping or Air Cupping therapy
  • Originally a traditional Chinese therapy, that has been modified by western medicine for use in Sports Medicine.
  • Very popular among professional and¬†Olympic athletes as part of their maintenance recovery programs.

How Does Cupping Work?

  • Placing the cups on the body increases blood flow to the injured area.
  • The negative pressure from the cups lifts the fascia to stretch it, thus allowing for lymphatic drainage of toxins.
  • Draws toxins from the deeper tissue to aid in healing.
  • Helps restore normal tissue movement, which eliminates the pain caused by the restricted soft tissue.
  • Cupping can result in deep red circles where the cups were placed, indicating that toxins and other cellular debris have moved from deeper tissue layers to the surface.
  • Circles could last for up to a week or more, and are not painful.

Who Can Benefit From Cupping Therapy?

  • Air Cupping therapy can help any patient with mechanical pain, not just athletes.
  • It works really well myofascial strains and soft tissue restrictions unrelated to acute injury.

We Often Use Cupping Therapy To Provide Faster Recover For:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Myofascial soft tissue restrictions


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