Myofascial Decompression Cupping

5.2 SOFTENING SUPERFICIAL TISSUE & ADHESIONS

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SUPERFICIAL FASCIAL ADHESIONS

  • Assess the area paying attention to pliability, texture of tissue and amount of stretch of the tissue.
  • Lubricate and begin Dynamic Cupping of the area
  • When you reach an area with restriction or adhesions, the cup will either bog down and get “stuck” or it will pop off and not glide easily. This alerts you to focus on this area
  • Dynamic, Brisk, Vigorous Movements to increase circulation to bring heat to the area to assist with liquefying the fascia, fluids and tissues.
  • Use one hand to hold the tissue taught and continue with brisk, circular, crossfiber, lateral, horizontal quick movements.
  • At times, you may hear or feel a “grizzly popping sound” that sometimes sounds like bubble wrap popping. This occurs many times as the adhesions are separating.
  • Even though this treatment is more brisk and vigorous, it should never be painful.

 

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