MYOFASCIAL CUPPING TECHNIQUE
What is Myofascial Cupping Technique?
The Myofascial Cupping Technique involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilisation. It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.
Myofascial Cupping Technique was developed by David Sheehan in 2002
BAppSc HumMove, DipEd, DipHSc, RemMassg, Cert IV BusGov
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Unlike all other massage techniques that use compression, the Myofascial Cupping Technique is unique in that it 'lifts and separates' soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.
The Myofascial Cupping Technique can provide benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, the Myofascial Cupping Technique can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.