Myofascial Cupping in West Adelaide

myofascial cupping | Phyx. Physio + Pilates

At Phyx. Physio + Pilates we are focused on results, and myofascial cupping is another technique that your physio may use to maximise the benefits of your treatment.

Myofascial cupping is an Chinese therapy used to release myofascial tone, reduce adhesions and improve flexibility within the fascia.

It involves placing a glass, plastic or bamboo cup to the skin then suctioning air out of the cup. This draws the skin and the tissue below it up in to the cup.

Your physio may ‘park’ the cup keeping it in one area or move it around, gliding along the muscle. The cups do not cause pain but they may result in bruising as the therapy helps to bring nutrient rich blood to the surface.

What Are The Benefits Of Myofascial Cupping?

  • Improves range of motion in joints
  • Reduces myofascial trigger points reducing pain associated with them
  • Promotes circulation
  • Stimulates oxygenation of the tissue

Myofascial cupping may form part of your treatment along with other techniques determined by your condition and best practice.

Common Conditions Cupping Can Help

  • Back pain, sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tight muscles, especially calves, hamstrings, quadriceps

Cupping Precautions:

  • Acute trauma or inflammation
  • On the abdominal region or lower back during pregnancy
  • High fever
  • Those on anit-coagulant medication (blood thinners)
  • Open wounds, skin issues, sunburn

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