Here at Pall Mall Physio our aim is to get you feeling better and moving better. So with this being our aim we are introducing a new modality to our range of treatments. Myofascial Dry Cupping (MDC).
Made famous at the Olympics by the circular bruising on Micheal Phelps shoulder, MDC has become very popular in the sporting world and is now making its way into Physio clinics to help general public, children, the elderly and of course athletes.
So what is Myofascial dry Cupping?
Myofascial cupping is a Traditional chinese therapy which uses the application of suction to the muscle, Soft Tissue and fascia. The cups can be left static or used in a walking motion or sliding motion as part of a DTM to lift and stretch the soft tissue structures. Application of the cups can be left for anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes in one area, and will leave a bruise behind.
How does it works?
The vacuum to the soft tissue structures helps to increase the blood flow to the area increasing the nutrients, fresh blood and oxygen to that area. This leads to micro trauma of the muscle and soft tissue to create an inflammatory response of the tissue, which is a natural part of the healing process to help remove waste products.
- Decrease pain
- Increase joint mobility
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Decrease tension
- Helps with Headaches
- Helps with Sciatica
- Increase circulation
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