Cupping is a complimentary treatment modality that we offer in combination with our primary treatment strategies such as Active Release, Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Graston and Personal Training. If you haven't had cupping yourself, you may be familiar with the circular marks it sometimes leaves on the body where the cups were used.
Cupping was originally used exclusively in traditional Chinese medicine to increase blood flow to muscles, reduce muscle pain, relax the nervous system, break up chest congestion, increase energy flow throughout acupuncture points and enhance lymphatic flow.
Cupping has grown in popularity in the West with the growth of Acupuncture over the past several decades. And today Cupping is now used by massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists and other providers.
While the evidence-base for Cupping is still relatively small and growing, there is a lot of qualitative and anecdotal evidence to support the use of Cupping for a variety of musculoskeletal purposes including pain relief and recovery enhancement..
What to Expect
We incorporate Cupping into our treatments as a complimentary modality, as needed and as requested.
While Cupping isn't painful, it can be uncomfortable and feel strange at first if you've never had it.
Cupping can leave visible marks or even bruising. If you do not want this to happen, we will shorten the length of time they are left in one place.
Cupping can be applied as a sort of massage by moving the cups back and forth over a small or large potion of the body. This typically feels good and is less likely to cause bruising.
"I came for some relief of my neck and back pain that I have had for years. Krystal is amazing, she knows the anatomy and where the pain was. I feel 100% better. I would recommend her over any chiropractor or physical therapist anyday. She also gave me some techniques of things to do at home for some relief!"