deep tissue massage with myofascial cupping
What is Myofascial Cupping?The aim of cupping is to create a “vacuum” to create a “negative pressure” instead of a positive pressure traditionally produced from massage. Cups are places over tight areas of muscles and fascia and can be used in different ways to achieve results. Cups can be used static, as glides or with compressed movements. Results achieved vary from easing muscle tension to lymphatic drainage.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?We personally place deep tissue massage in a separate category between holistic massage and sports massage. Techniques used will be somewhat the same as used in a holistic massage and sports massage, but not as focused on a specific injury like sports massage. This treatment will focus on the general area and the therapist will use long deep strokes to target inner layers of muscles and connective tissue.
What to expect from your deep tissue massage with MYOFASCIAL CUPPING treatment
You can have this appointment with or without the cups, but we highly recommend the cups! The cups use “negative pressure” and they can get to those areas that are sore and feel painful when using massage techniques. The areas that can be feel sore when touched are known as active trigger points. Deep tissue massage and cupping work wonders together to provide relief to these painful areas. The cups we use are made from a food grade silicone and are hypoallergenic and can be used “fixed” on an active or latent trigger points and/or moved in a gliding motion over the body. This is combined with massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, friction, myofascial release (MFR), positional release (strain-counter strain), neuromuscular release (NMT).
What to expect during your deep tissue massage with MYOFASCIAL CUPPING appointment
During the initial appointment I will do a full consultation that usually lasts between 10-20 minutes. We will decide whether would like me to do any tests on you or postural assessment. We will get a good idea after the consultation if the pain or achy muscles are over a more generally area or more localised, a posture assessment, ROM tests and other tests can determine a lot of things, but this is up to you if you would like this with your appointment. After all of this is discussed a treatment plan will be agreed. We will discuss both long term and short-term goals we would like to achieve. Towels and drapes will be provided. The therapist will leave the room while you get comfortable on the table. Please don’t hesitate to let your therapist know if you want more pressure, less pressure or to change the treatment plan. I will provide appropriate aftercare advice after the session.
£5 charge for all new clients with an extra 10 minutes added on to the treatment time for a consultation.
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