Thomas Cleveland
Owner and Founder of Advanced PT and Fitness

Myofascial Cupping

1. What Is Cupping

2. What Does Cupping Do

3. What Is The Research Saying…

4. Will I Bruise After Treatment

Some may be familiar with circular ‘bruising’ seen on athletes who have been treated with this technique, however, bruising does not equate directly with success. You may have a successful treatment with or without bruising. Any bruising or skin discoloration that occurs post treatment typically resolves within a few hours of the session. Some may linger for a few days or a week or two, but is not harmful to your system. The skin discoloration post treatment is not fully understood, but is likely related to a histamine response in the body.

5. Why Should I Have This Done?

Clinical benefits of cupping

6 .Who Should Not Have This Done?

The treating therapist will determine through the evaluation process if cupping is right for you. If it is not, another treatment methodology will be implemented that is appropriate.

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