Myofascial Cupping is a modified version of the ancient Eastern style Cupping. It specifically targets the Musculo-Skeletal system using plastic cups, and vacuum suction via a hand operated vacuum pump.
There are various ways Myofascial cupping can be used;
Gliding – After applying cream or oil the cups are glided across the skin surface pulling the tissues into the cup as it moves along the skin.
Stationary – Is where the cups are placed onto the skin and left for set period of time. This can cause red/purple marks which you may have seen on TV. Particularly in recent years on swimmers.
They can be used with movement. You place the cups and get the patient to move through the desired range of motion.
Nerve gliding/stretches. The cups can be placed on specific area's along nerve routes and a nerve glide can be performed.