What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping Therapy
Cupping Therapy Cupping is form of manual therapy—physical manipulation of the body—designed to relieve musculoskeletal pain and tightness and promote faster recovery from training and/or injury. Although cupping is similar to, and often utilized in conjunction with massage, the mechanics through which it works are slightly different than massage: cupping utilizes a negative pressure on muscles, tendons, and fascia, while massage utilizes positive pressure. Cupping is most often performed on the back (upper and/or lower), quads, calves, and hamstrings. Cupping therapy involves placing glass or plastic cups onto the skin directly over the target area. The cupping therapist then creates a vacuum inside the cup; traditionally, this vacuum was created by burning a cotton wool ball, although today it is more common to utilize a hand-based suction pump. The negative…
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What Does Myofascial Release Massage Help to Treat?

Massage
What is Myofascial Release Massage? Myofascial release massage is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain. Practitioners of myofascial release employ long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper…
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Cupping Combined with Massage Therapy

Massage
Incorporate Cupping Therapy Into Your Massage! As anyone who had ever had a massage can tell you, even a basic massage has amazing benefits! For some individuals, a Relaxation Massage or a Swedish Massage may be just what they need to work out minor “knots”, reduce stress, and promote an overall feeling of well-being. However, individuals who are dealing with specific issues such as a nagging injury or persistent muscle fatigue, for instance, may need a more targeted and more intensive massage therapy, such as Deep Tissue Massage or Sports Massage Therapy.    Quite recently, experienced and licensed massage therapists are turning to an ancient massage technique—Cupping Therapy—to enhance and augment the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and other targeted massage techniques. Like manual massage, Cupping stimulates “trigger…
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