Myofascial Cupping in West Adelaide

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

Have a question for the phyx. team?

  • Although a referral is not required for private clients, if you have one, please still bring it.
  • Any relevant scans (we may refer you for scans if required).
  • We usually need to expose the area requiring treatment. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Attire – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. Usually tights or loose comfortable clothing. Please, no crop tops.

Hydrate – So we can reduce the waste of disposable plastic cups, please bring your own water bottle. We have a filter tap you can use.

Hygiene – Pilates grips socks for hygiene and safety. If you would like to bring your own reformer mat, you may.

We have ample free parking on site.

For private clients, no referral is required. For DVA, workcover claims, 3rd party insurance claims and Medicare EPC, then a referral from your doctor is required.

Yes. We have onsite Hicaps facilities so you are able to claim your rebate on the day. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Our approach to Pilates is from a physiotherapy view point. Our focus is on working hard, mindfully and with correct technique and breathing.

During your initial appointment we will cover all or some of the following:

  • Get to know you, any injuries that we need to consider, your goals.
  • Correct Pilates Breathing.
  • Posture – How to adopt the correct posture in standing, side lye, on your back and in sitting.
  • Core education – Ensuring correct technique and determining its baseline strength (TA and Pelvic floor).
  • Neutral spine – What is neutral spine, its importance and determining your neutral.
Looking to make an appointment or book a pilates class?

Booking online is the quickest, most convenient way to lock in the time, practitioner & class type you want.