Body Mechanix Physical Therapy: Benefits of 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.