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Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial Cupping

What is Myofascial Cupping?

If you love Sports, you might have noticed Michael Phelps have some red/purple circles on his neck and back area while swimming in the Olympics a few years ago. Did you ever ask yourself what that was? Those red or purple circles are a result of a typical cupping session.

Myofascial Cupping has been around for thousands of years! There has been evidence dating back cupping in Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Hindu writings. It is a therapeutic soft tissue therapy which involves an attachment of a glass or silicone cup to the skin through suction. 

How does it work?

As a result of suction, there is a vaccuum effect which raises the the underlying tissues such as muscle, connective tissue, blood, and other fluids closer to the surface level helping bring nutrient rich blood to the area being treated.

Myofascial Cupping techniques help with an  increase in blood or lymph flow to the area, decreased compression of tissue, and help improve your  joint range of motion. Detoxification occurs below the skin level via lymphatic drainage while also helping with increased mobility of connective tissues. Together, this helps with a quicker healing process. 
Myofascial Cupping has an effect on the Lymph system. Research shows that the cups help draw the toxins out of the muscles which helps decrease the pain and tenderness of the muscles applied to. The decompression of the tissue helps improve mobility by helping decrease in the fascial adhesions while also increasing the temperature of the area applied to and decreasing the viscosity of the tissue below. 

Cupping has been found to be effective in treating the following conditions:

Where can Myofascial Cupping be placed?

Cupping is typically applied to the neck, arms, back, shoulders, sacrum, hips, legs, and around the joint areas. It is best used when the patient goes through active ranges of motion or exercises while having the cups placed on them for increased performance and improved range of motion.

Contraindications to Cupping

Contact Dr. Brian Mikhayloff for any inquiries regarding Myofascial Cupping Treatments.

We are located at 2748 Ocean Ave 7th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11229