A soft tissue therapy dating back to Egypt in 1550 BC, Myofascial Cupping encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or glass cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin.
Myofascial cupping can help treat soft tissue conditions and musculoskeletal tension, pain, and common sporting injuries. It can also create relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Typically applied on the neck, shoulders, back, sacrum, hip, abdomen, thigh, calves, and upper arms, areas of musculoskeletal tension or congestion are located using massage techniques, and cups may be applied on an affected area and moved over the surface in a gliding motion, or possibly put on a fascial adhesion or trigger point for a short time to reduce or eliminate it.
Note : Cupping procedures may leave light to dark red marks on the skin that disappear in 5 to 10 days.