Myofascial Cupping -Myofascial decompression MFD

mfd cupping
Picture credit to Core Elements

HOW DOES CUPPING WORK?
The traditional way of using cupping is following the meridian lines of the body. The cups are placed along these particular lines to cause change within the body (either in the tissue or targeted to specific organs) by unblocking Qi.

In contrast, MFD is used specifically to treat the fascia and muscles following fascial lines across the body. MFD can also include movement of the body or movement of the cups during treatment to effectively break down adhesions or scar tissue in the fascia.

An example of fascial lines as described by Thomas Myers in his book Anatomy Trains.
Most manual therapy is very compressive in nature. MFD works to decompress fascia and muscle. It is effective in decreasing stiffness and pain, improving tissue health and increasing mobility.

How can MFD help you?
Reduce scar tissue formation following inflammation or trauma
Release trigger points and decrease tightness in a muscle and the surrounding fascia
Decrease myofascial dysfunction, break up adhesions/scar tissue already present in an area of the body
Increase blood flow to a slow healing muscle, tendon or ligament
Almost everyone is left with circular marks from the negative pressure of the cups. These marks are normal, non-painful and can last anywhere between 2 days to 10.

The colouring of the marks can sometime be an indication of the health of the tissue underneath. Darker marks mean more tissue stagnation (lack of blood flow) and increased build up of adhesion/scar tissue.

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Myofascial Decompression can be useful in the treatment of chronic overuse injuries such as bursitis, tendinitis, tendinosis, and other myofascial pain syndromes (low back, mid back, neck pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain etc). It also may be effective with some post-surgical patients who develop soft tissue restrictions as a result of surgical trauma causing adhesions around the surgical site and around the surgical scar.

SHOULD I TRY IT EVEN IF I DON’T HAVE AN INJURY?
Yes!  it can help improve blood flow to the muscles by decreasing tightness and improve movement by reducing adhesion/scar tissue. This can mean improved recovery from training and injury prevention by keeping the tissue healthy.

HOW DO I TRY IT?

Get in touch 07852101994 or use the contact form on this site

£35 for a 30 minute treatment

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