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Examining the Health Benefits of Myofascial Decompression

For thousands of years people around the world have used myofascial decompression, also known as cupping, to treat various ailments, including fever, chronic pain, vertigo, and a variety of skin conditions. In recent years, massage and physical therapists have incorporated cupping into their practices to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions common to amateur and professional athletes as well as active adults. Cupping treatments may alleviate sports and orthopedic injuries, including bursitis, tendinitis, tendinosis, and myofascial pain syndromes, which do not respond positively to therapeutic exercises, soft tissue interventions, or traditional joint mobilization.

Hands on Health has prepared this briefing to introduce our new ProSelect Cupping Therapy services and to help our clients and patients better understand the health benefits of modern day cupping treatments.

Myofascial decompression utilizes silicone or glass cups to create suction over the treatment area thus affecting circulation and lymphatic flow, along with deeper muscles and connective tissue. The therapist places cups on targeted soft tissue, usually on or near the shoulder blades, around the hips, by the neck, or along the spine. As blood flow increases within vessels and capillaries, tissues receive additional nutrients and oxygen.

Hands on Health’s proprietary ProSelect Cupping Service offers our clients an additional effective option for addressing their pain and discomfort. These cupping treatments have been used effectively to address a variety of musculoskeletal pain conditions, including muscle strains and spasms; tendonitis/tendinosis; myofascial adhesions and scar tissue; active trigger points; nerve entrapment, as well as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Additionally, there is also evidence that cupping may help with bronchial congestion, anxiety and depression.

Our clients have experienced several benefits from cupping therapy, including:

  • Detoxification and elimination of metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin;
  • Enhanced healing of scar tissue and chronic injury sites.
  • Improved body circulation, emotional balance, and lymphatic drainage;
  • Recuperated scar tissue functionality and pliability; and
  • Reduction of myofascial adhesions and muscle hypertonicity

 At Hands on Health we strive to provide our clients with up-to-date information and therapy treatments. Some clients may experience mild discomfort and skin bruises, cupping therapy and should consult their physician before starting any myofascial decompression treatment.

To learn more about Hands on Health’s ProSelect Cupping Therapy and our full range of clinical massage and sports massage therapies please visit us on the web at www.hohasheville.com or call (828) 505-2899. We are located at 830 Hendersonville Road (at Busbee) in Asheville, and offer free parking for our clients.