Therapeutic Cupping is an adaptation of an ancient technique. The purpose of this technique is to promote health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue including scars and adhesions. In addition, it is also thought to improve blood circulation and increases lymphatic flow. This therapy can also improve functional mobility and joint performance.
This therapy utilizes silicone or plastic cups and a vacuum pistol to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or may be left in one position for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. Suction reaches deep into the soft tissue and its attachments. Another benefit is to pull inflammatory products from an injury site to the surface of the skin where the lymphatic system can more readily eliminate them.
- Limited motion
- pain during motion
- motor control issues
- Muscle recruitment issues