CUPPING "Myofacial Decompression:
Myofascial Decompression – known as cupping – is an ancient form of medical treatment that can be dated back to as early as 168 B.C. Cups commonly made out of plastic, glass, or silicon are applied over the body at particular acupuncture points to create negative pressure through suction resulting in light pink to deep purple marks. Cupping increases circulation, bringing blood and oxygen to the area being treated. Toxic “old” blood is brought to the surface to be flushed away by the lymphatic system to support healing, while increased circulation reduces inflammation and pain. Cupping is used to treat many symptoms including acute and chronic pain, muscle tension, post workout muscle soreness and recovery, to promote musculoskeletal injury recovery and injury prevention, and to strengthen the immune system in times of acute illness.