What is the Myofascial Cupping Technique?


What is the Myofascial Cupping Technique?

The Myofascial Cupping Technique was developed by David Sheehan in 2002. It involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilisation.

It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is not part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.


How is it different to other massage techniques?

Unlike all other massage techniques that use compression, the Myofascial Cupping Technique is unique in that it lifts and separates soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to underlying soft tissue.


Benefits from Myofascial Cupping Techniques?

The Myofascial Cupping Technique can provide profound benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesion commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace.
By reducing fascial adhesion, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, the Myofascial Cupping Technique can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.


Benefits include:

  • Increased circulation
  • Increased joint range of motion
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased lymphatic drainage (detoxification)
  • Increase connective tissue mobility