Myofascial Decompression & Cupping
The combination of these two trainings has deepened my understanding of the fascia & helped me to understand the body in a more three dimensional way. It’s also rooted my belief that we can work to release tensions held in the body in a way that does not cause pain & overtaxing of the nervous system. Pain can lodge trauma further into the body. The fascia is heavily tied to the nervous system, it releases best when we are relaxed through slow & non invasive touch.
Fascia is the tissue that surrounds & infiltrates muscles, joints, bones and the body in general. I like to think of it like an orange ~ as you peel away the skin (superficial fascia) & separate the orange segments (deep fascia), you see that they are all connected through this connective tissue. Myofascial release can be accomplished by working without oil to lengthen & stretch the tissues. This slow & gentle work can effectively release tissues & create more space in the joints without causing pain & inflammation.
Silicone cups are used to massage areas of concern & are placed in a stationary position using suction. Cupping creates a negative pressure which is highly effective in lifting & separating compacted tissues (myofascial release). This allows for increased circulation to encourage healing & softening of affected tissues & scar tissue. It is also an excellent form of lymphatic drainage.
Please note that this treatment can leave red circular marks that may last up to 5-7 days. As with all of my treatments, your comfort & deep relaxation are always my priority. I strive to ensure that the massage remains in a flow with the use of the cups & I don’t suction the cups to a depth where it’s painful.