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Cupping

By: Karl Zarse, MD

Cupping is a relatively new practice that has gained a lot of attention recently. Cupping is different in that it pulls the fascia and distracts the layers apart, unlike massage which pushes across and along the grain and fascia of the muscles. It also suctions in fluid and blood flow to the area, thereby promoting repair of injured tissue.

You can get a kit for relatively cheap on amazon. It will come with a variety of sizes depending on what muscles you are targeting. Rub a thin layer of lotion on the area you are treating. Squeeze the cup and place in on the skin over your area of spasm, and the cup should stick to that area and you will see the skin bowing upward depending on the amount of suction you applied. You can leave it in place or gently rub the cup up and down, keeping the suction and putting traction on the fascia along the length of the muscle belly. If you leave it in place, do not exceed more than three minutes.

You will definitely see round circular bruising the next day. This is normal but often looks worse than it feels. I would add this to your repertoire one to two times a week.

Of all the therapeutic techniques we recommend on this site cupping will be the least frequently used. However, it can be very useful for those problem areas that are not responding to traditional deep tissue techniques.

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