Advanced Decompression Myofascial CUPPING Therapy
History: Cupping Therapy has been in use for thousands of years for the treatment of disease and to encourage and support good overall health. As early as 1500 B.C. Egyptians documented the use of cupping in Ebers Papyrus for treating fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances and more. The Egyptians introduced it to the Greeks, where Hippocrates (regarded as the Father of Modern Medicine) was a huge advocate of the practice. The earliest official recorded use of cupping was with the Chinese herbalist, Ge Hong around 300 A.D. From there it has developed to a practice that becomes more mainstream by the moment. Highly decorated athletes and entertainers have documented their use, approval and support of the practice.
What is Cupping?? Cupping Therapy involves the use of cups applied to the skin that range in type and function. The cups may be glass, plastic, silicone, bamboo or clay. Suction is created by placing the cups upside down on the skin. The suction encourages healthier circulation of blood that is believed to facilitate better overall functioning of the body. It may also encourage faster healing of various body parts. Cupping also breaks down fascial restrictions, muscular adhesions, tension and elongates soft tissue fibers.
Our Methods: The method we employ here at Kneadz Work is a technique called Advanced Decompression Myofascial Cupping. This method incorporates two types of treatments, Dynamic Cupping (used for high intensity, chronically shortened, misaligned and restrictive connective and muscle tissue) – with movements, stretching, the use of resistant bands and massaging with the cups and is sometimes desired over SCRAPING. Or Static Cupping (with no movement), is used for low intensity treatments as a preparation before deep tissue or myofascial release. It can also be used for detoxification, lymphatic drainage and post-surgical rehabilitation. Its main use is to loosen the fascia before any desired treatment. The cups may be left on the skin for up to 10 minutes or more in some cases.
What Should I Expect: The feeling of being cupped may involve some mild discomfort or it may feel amazing. It varies from person to person. You may feel less pain or lighter and less tight. The treatment is designed to loosen connective tissue to reduce pressure on the joints and bones to enable easier movement. Cupping is a treatment tool. When in the hands of a well-trained and skilled therapist, it should be a pleasant experience. The skin responds visibly to the treatment, due to the expansion of the blood vessels beneath it. You may experience some reddening or mild bruising (CUP KISSES) and discomfort. Please always refer to your doctor to determine if you are healthy enough to receive cupping or have any condition that may put you at risk for a treatment such as cupping.