Massage Cupping has been used in various forms for thousands of years. Its use crosses many cultures throughout history. Techniques do not survive the test of time unless they work. The effectiveness of Massage Cupping and MediCupping is without question.
We saw it rise in the media with the Olympics and the use by Olympic Champion Michael Phelps. Others in sports utilize Massage Cupping to keep their range of motion, such as professional baseball players. Massage Cupping has been used by those in the football industry to reduce pain and inflammation.
This is one of the key benefits of Massage Cupping-the reduction of inflammation, which reduces pain. This one aspect alone makes it a valuable option in holistic health care. Whether your pain and inflammation arises from a surgical procedure or from activities of a weekend warrior, massage cupping can help.
The gentle lifting of tissue and releasing of restrictions is simultaneously stimulating the nervous system. The activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, the aspect of calm and relaxation, helps the body move into the state of healing and repair. When the body is under stress and in pain, the sympathetic system is at play. This is the aspect that responds to emergencies, traumas and activates the survival mechanisms in the nervous system and the body. When this part is at play the body is focused on surviving not repairing. When your system moves to the parasympathetic or peace response the body can take the energy and focus on repair and recovery.
Restrictions in the muscles can easily be released with Massage Cupping therapy. When tissue is restricted you certainly don’t want to add more pressure to the restrictions, you want to lift, open and release. This is what Massage Cupping achieves and so much more. You can learn more about this amazing technique and the beneficial applications on the main site. Should you have any questions about this type of natural pain relief just give us a call and we will be glad to discuss the technique and your particular condition or recovery plan.