Massage cupping can be used for a variety of treatments including releasing tight muscles, improving circulation and lymphatic flow, and softening tissues, however it’s also very effective on old scars and injuries.
When soft tissue is injured, your body reacts by forming scar tissue to anchor the injured tissue in place. Scar tissue will attach to whatever is nearby. Sometimes, this causes the new tissue to have a shorter range of movement than it had before. Scar tissue can also take up more space and restrict blood flow. If a nerve runs through the damaged area, the nerve can be pinched or pulled by the adhesion, causing it to send pain signals. When this happens, all you’re aware of is that you’re in pain, have limited movement, or just aren’t able to function as well as you did before.
Massage cupping is very helpful in this instance, no matter how long you’ve been dealing with the discomfort. Adhesions require treatment because your body has no way reduce scar tissue naturally. The cupping lifts adhesions gently away from areas where they don’t belong and restores blood flow to restricted area. What you will notice is a soothing treatment that relieves your pain and restores mobility just like traditional massage, however, it can improve range of motion even better than traditional massage. I can include a little massage cupping on specific areas or use it for most of your massage time. It’s all up to what you would like.