What is myofascial cupping?
Cupping is a traditional Chinese therapy in which a plastic cup is applied to the skin. Using a vacuum, the skin and superficial muscle is pulled up into the cup. This helps draw blood into the inflamed area and aid in the inflammatory response. While the suction is active, the cup can be moved, causing the skin and muscle to be pulled to affect a larger area.
What are the Benefits?
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
At Harborne Chiropractic Clinic cupping is used alongside your sports massage if appropriate to maximise the benefits.