Celia Glewis, Langwarrin’s new Remedial and Myotherapy therapist, explains the benefits of cupping and also breaks down some misconceptions about this type of treatment.
What is this Myofascial cupping all about?
Myofascial cupping or cupping is a technique commonly used by Myotherapist, Remedial Therapists or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners.
In my 9 years of being a Myotherapist, I have chosen to use cupping on many conditions.
Primarily because the client has asked for it and understood the benefits and pain relief it can bring.
As a Myotherapist I have used this technique on elite athletes of different codes, Australian swimmers, NRL players, NBL and Aus basketball members,
and those seeing me for Myotherapy in a clinical setting. Resulting in assisting with discomfort in musculoskeletal issues, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, ITB syndrome, knee pain, tendonitis, and many chronic pain issues.
Sometimes there can be red/ dark circles left on the skin from cupping, however, that is only one type of technique used by Myotherapists.
Cupping has been around for 1000’s of years and keeps evolving to help those suffering pain and discomfort. It is also a non-disruptive intervention for clients suffering, or in the throes of severe pain cycles.
Many clients swear by its effectiveness, often describing the after-effects similar to that of a good stretch, reduction in pain in areas that have been too tender to touch and general comments of “feeling better and lighter”.
So next time you book in for Myotherapy and it’s suggested, how about you give it a try in order to reduce your own pain and discomfort.