In addition to the "push" massage techniques provide, Cupping pulls on the tissue and make your session deeper, without the typical discomfort of a manual deep tissue massage! This makes your session much more dynamic and effective!
Did you know that chronic tension and scar tissue from old injuries can make your blood move more slowly, leading to increased pain? Even when you're done healing, blood flow can be so limited, that the waste products your cells create get stuck, and irritate your nerves!
Our brains and muscles can literally get stuck in a pain "loop", long after everything has healed. The pain is an attempt by the brain to protect the area, but there is no longer a need to protect, and instead it creates more pain.
Cupping provides a strange sensation that the brain doesn't know how to interpret so instead, the brain eventually ignores it, overriding that pain signal, and allowing the area to "re-wire" itself.
Trigger points are pieces of muscles fiber which have been locked into a contracted position. This prevents the affected muscles fibers to function properly.
This can happen because of injury, tension, or chronic inflammation. If locked down for long enough, Trigger Points can cause significant pain. These are the "knots" you feel during a massage.
These Trigger Points cause even more tension within the muscle. Because of this tension, circulation moves more slowly. Metabolic wastes (what your cells produce when functioning) gets stuck in these areas, and irritate the nerves within the muscle.
These irritated nerves can send pain signals within the local muscle tissue, or far away, in seemingly unrelated areas, making pain confusing, and convincingly severe.
Cupping works beautifully for Trigger Points because it can override that pain signal by distracting the brain, as well as help to restore circulation to the affected area and stop the irritation.
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