Body Mechanix Physical Therapy: Benefits of Cupping?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in What's New

Body Mechanix Physical Therapy: Benefits of Cupping?

MYOFASCIAL CUPPING Cupping is trendy right now after everyone saw the red circular marks on the athletes during the 2016 Summer Olympics, specifically Michael Phelps. Actually, cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine used to treat many diseases and ailments. Body Mechanix Physical Therapists have been performing cupping on their patients for several years to effectively help reduce their pain.  Plastic cups are applied to the skin and a pump is used to create a negative pressure and lift the skin, connective tissue and underlying muscles. Cupping is used to improve blood flow, mobilize the connective tissue and improve fluid movement through the tissues.  Cupping is also useful in mobilizing scar tissue adhesions from past surgeries. Click on this link to learn more about the benefits of Myofascial Cupping and pain relief.  ...

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Body Mechanix Physical Therapy Featured on Health Check: Cupping therapy

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in What's New

Body Mechanix Physical Therapy Featured on Health Check: Cupping therapy

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WJAR) — Local practitioners are seeing an uptick in questions about cupping following the Rio Olympics. Former Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Roger Begin says he’s been getting this ancient Chinese treatment at Body Mechanix Physical Therapy in Wakefield for a couple of years now. “I have a chronic condition with my neck and shoulders,” Begin said. So, when he saw Michael Phelps and other athletes at the Summer Olympics: “I knew immediately what it was and it really does make a difference,” said Begin. Karen Agostinucci, a physical therapist and the owner of Body Mechanix, said there have been many inquiries… Read The Full Article Here  ...

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