Myofascial Decompression Cupping

3.2 CUPPING MOVEMENTS & TECHNIQUES

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STATIC/STATIONARY CUPPING

One or More Cups applied to the skin

with suction and left in place for up to 3 minutes.

 

 

 

 

DYNAMIC/MOVING/GLIDING/MASSAGE

Apply lubricant prior to cupping this area

 

Apply cup to skin with lighter suction.

Once suction has been created,  Move the cup around and slide on the skin with long slow motions or short, slow zigzag, straight, crisscross, circular or figure eight movements.

The tissue will become rosy and congested

 

 FLASH/QUICK/SUCTION & RELEASE

  • Rapidly Placing and Removing the cup with suction repeatedly over the same tissue.
  • Especially great for Facial Cupping and places where you need to perform light treatment

DIPPING/SCOOPING

  • Can be performed with and without suction
  • With Suction: Apply cup to skin with suction.  With cup in place, take one edge of the cup and knead the edge downwards and then release back to neutral.

Without Suction: Take the edge of the cup and press it against the skin. Apply gentle pressure and compression, knead the tissue with cup rather than hand.

FRICTION/ROTATING /TWISTING/J-HOOKING

Friction: Quick slow moving cupping similar to Friction Massage

J-Hook – With Cup applied to skin with light suction, move cup in a straight line and then in a half circular motion

Rotating and Twisting: With the cup applied to skin with light suction, move cup in twisting and rotating motions. Can be Quick and Short or Longer and Slower.

 

CROSS HAND TRACTION

  • Using 2 cups, (one in each hand) cross your hands and apply the cups and gently push in opposite directions
  • Static Cupping with just a little nudge in opposite directions
  • Dynamic Cupping after applying lubricant the cups can be gently pushed in opposite directions
  • Great for lengthening tissue

VIBRATION/SHAKING

  • Lighter vibration techniques can help stimulate the parasympathetic system and help the muscles relax.
  • An increasing speed of vibrations can be used to stimulate the circulatory system and loosen soft tissues.

 

Pre Event:  Cupping Vibrations used pre event to promote stimulation. The aim of pre event is to increase blood circulation, flexibility and mentally prepare people for activity and enhance performance. Cupping  vibrations are used to create a short but specific treatment. Vibrations can loosen the muscles at a vast pace in preparation for activity and help performance.

Physiological Effects of Vibration

Increased Temperature, Increased Cellular Exchange & Increased Venous Return

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