What is Cupping?

Cupping is a soft tissue mobilization technique that began in ancient Egypt and China. Whereas massage and most soft tissue techniques involve applying light to deep pressure to the tissue,

cupping utilizes negative pressure to distract the tissue as it stretches.

How Does Cupping Work?

We use a technique that moves the cups along the muscle fibers to enhance the stretch while preventing the bruising that can be caused by static cup placement. The area to be treated is placed in a position of comfortable stretch. The cup is then applied on lotioned skin. The gentle movement of the cup produces a very comfortable tugging sensation to the affected area.

What conditions does cupping treat?

  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle tightness

Common areas where we may use cupping

  • Shoulders
  • Back muscles
  • Neck muscles
  • Calf muscles
  • Hamstrings

Cupping Benefits

  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • Loosens adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Increases blood flow to affected area

What You Need to Know

To Schedule an Appointment:

  1. Make an appointment with your doctor.
  2. Make sure your doctor refers you to Holly Street Physical Therapy for this treatment.

What Insurance Do You Take?

We accept all major insurance providers.

Do I Need Insurance?

We will see patients without insurance. For these appointments we accept cash payments.

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