The Myofascial Cupping technique was developed by David Sheehan in 2002. It involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilisation. It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.
Unlike all other massage techniques that use compression, the Myofascial Cupping Technique is unique in that it lifts and separates soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.
The Myofascial Cupping Technique can provide profound benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating fringe sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of the soft tissue, the Myofascial Technique can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.
I have been a regular client of Taviene's for over 3 years now and she recently started using Myofascial Cupping on me. I was in a car accident when I was young and since she starting using cupping on my "bad leg". I no longer get pain in this leg and I can move it more freely and it feels loose for the first time in years! I have very sensitive skin and normally mark and bruise easily, so was amazed to discover that the cupping left no marks on me at all! Lucy