Myofascial Decompression Therapy (Cupping)

Feeling stiff and sore? Or maybe just a nagging discomfort in muscles that you are overusing.

This ancient technique (known as Chinese Cupping) is now being re-modified to fit Western science-based therapies and athletic culture. MFD therapy is slightly different in that the focus is on releasing connective tissue and scar tissue adhesions (known as “knots”)

With MFD Therapy you can:

  • Increase range of motion
  • Get rid of soreness
  • Increase circulation and blood flow
  • decrease pain
  • break up adhesions

All in 25 minutes.

The shortness of these sessions makes it more affordable to come in whenever you need a quick circulatory boost or nip that pain in the bud.

What to expect:

An MFD therapist will apply an oil to the surface of the area being treated (common areas to treat are shoulders, back, glutes, hamstrings, quads). We will give the area a good 5-minute massage to warm-up the area and feel for any adhesions (tension spots). Then the cups will be applied. You’ll lie on the table for about 10 minutes after which the therapist will do a few functional movement with the cups on and then remove the cups. A little more massage and you are done!

As you might already know or have seen in pictures, those red spots will more than likely appear and be on your body for 3-10 days. Most people ask if it hurts and to that, I would reply: not really. The first time you receive the treatment it will feel like your skin has been sucked up by a vacuum (because that is quite literally what is happening), however, after the initial application you will get used to the sensation and it shouldn’t hurt. If it does, you can just tell your therapist and they will release the pressure. Most people zone out or fall asleep during the treatment.