Massage cupping gives you the benefit of a deep tissue massage without the all of the discomfort; the reverse pressure of the suction is easily combined with different massage movements, strokes, and modalities to enhance their efficacy. Cupping therapy softens, stretches, and hydrates rigid soft tissue by pulling it up and away from underlying structures, thus loosening areas of adhesions or restriction and enabling each muscle to move interdependently.
Because it engages deeply with muscle tissue and all of its overlying tissues, massage cupping provides many of the benefits of traditional deep tissue massage with less discomfort for the recipient, and less fatigue for the massage practitioner. Massage cupping helps to soften, stretch, and hydrate rigid soft tissue.
Benefits of massage cupping include:
Release rigid soft tissue (ex. scar tissue)
Drain excess fluids and toxins
Lift connective tissue
Bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles
Pulling action engages parasympathetic nervous system allowing deep relaxation
Activates the secretion of synovial fluids to release joint stiffness
Promotes vasodilatation and increase skin temperature
Massage can play an important role in the process of injury rehabilitation. Massage encourages blood circulatory movement and relaxes muscles. Massage helps to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to soft tissues and organs. An increase of vital nutrients into the tissues accelerates the healing rate of injured areas. Massage can help a range of injuries including sprains, strains, broken bones and muscles tears. Using a variety of massage techniques, massage can stretch out tightness and loosen scar tissue. Using massage as part of injury rehabilitation can increase healing rate and shorten recovery time. I use a diverse blend of advanced soft-tissue release techniques like Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Active Release Techniques during your treatment to help you recover faster from your specific injury.
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
Low back pain
Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
Intraoral massage is a safe and effective manual technique that works on muscles both inside and outside the mouth, neck and throat. It is an effective treatment for patients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, clenching, grinding, painful clicking jaw, excess jaw tension, migraines, chronic sinus problems, head injuries, whiplash, strains from orthodontia or dental surgery after effects, headaches, chronic ear congestion, tinnitus, emotional trauma and chronic face and neck pain.
Although this technique can be quite intense, it is not necessarily painful. Since it deals with muscles that are rarely touched, they respond to less pressure. It is extremely beneficial and even helps balance the upper body. Gloves are worn while working inside the mouth to release the muscles and fascia involved with chewing and jaw clenching.