When you add Deep Tissue Cupping to your massage session, you have the opportunity for more remarkable healing and much more significant relief from pain. This type of work goes beyond the traditional use of Cupping therapy, combining it with clinically proven neuromuscular techniques.
Learn how it works!
About Trigger Points
De-facilitated Muscle Fiber
Trigger points are pieces of muscle fiber that have been locked into a contracted position. This is called “de-facilitation” because they are unable to function correctly.
De-facilitated muscle fiber can happen because of injury, tension, or chronic inflammation. If locked down for long enough, Trigger Points can cause significant pain. These are the “knots” you feel during a massage.
These Trigger Points cause even more tension within the muscle. Because of this tension, circulation moves more slowly. Metabolic waste (what your cells produce when functioning) gets stuck in these areas and irritates the nerves within the muscle.
These irritated nerves can send pain signals within the local muscle tissue or far away, making pain confusing and convincingly severe in seemingly unrelated areas.
Cupping Overrides the Pain Signal
Cupping works beautifully for Trigger Points because it can override that pain signal by distracting the brain and moving the circulation to stop the irritation.
Pulls on Muscles & Fascia
In addition to the “push” massage techniques provide, Cupping can pull on the tissue and make your session deeper, without any discomfort! This dynamic makes your session much more effective!
Did you know that chronic tension and scar tissue from old injuries can make your blood move more slowly, leading to increased pain? Even when you’re done healing, blood flow can be so limited that the waste product your cells create gets stuck and irritate your nerves!
Cupping can pull fresh blood to these areas and encourage these wastes to move out and be processed, eliminating one of the most significant contributors to chronic pain!
Distracts the Brain
Our brains and muscles can get stuck in a pain “loop” long after everything has healed. This pain is an attempt to protect the area, but there is no longer a need to protect it. Instead, it creates more pain.
Cupping provides a strange sensation that the brain doesn’t know to interpret so. So instead, the brain eventually ignores it, overriding that pain signal and allowing the area to “re-wire” itself.