Cupping therapy has become increasingly popular following the endorsements of several A-list Hollywood celebrities. But as cupping makes its way to the mainstream world, many health experts question whether it is just another celebrity trend or if it really has any medical benefits to it?

Let’s uncover the myths and mysteries surrounding Myofascial Cupping Therapy

Is cupping therapy a recent celebrity fad?

No. It can’t be because the history of cupping goes way back to Egyptian, Chinese and Hindu scriptures. You may argue that the techniques were different but the overall gist has stuck throughout centuries. In ancient Greece, cupping was used for its wide-scale medicinal benefits. It arrived in Europe and North America around some time in the 20th Century.

What’s involved in Myofascial Cupping Therapy?

This type of massage therapy involves a jar that is placed onto the skin surface. It is then attached to the skin via a suction effect which is attained by adding heat to the inside of the jar. Now different people prefer using different kinds of jars but at Soul2Sole we prefer using the glass cup. Not only is its mouth smooth and easy on the skin, but its transparency also allows our therapists to observe its effects on the skin.

What happens in a Myofascial Cupping session?

You have the option to avail either a 60-minute session or a 90-minute session. You’re going to be asked to lie down with your back bare so the cups can be attached to your skin. The therapist will adjust the cup positions according to where you need to feel the pressure. A cotton ball will then be soaked into a spirit solution and heated. The warm cotton will be placed inside the cup to promote the glass cup’s suction effect on the skin. The therapist will then immediately place the cup onto the designated area on your skin.


Myofascial Cupping Therapy in Action

Cupping therapy does not have any health benefits

False! There’s scientific evidence proving that Myofascial Cupping therapy is actually used to treat many motor diseases and heal sporting injuries.  The suction pressure from the cups helps revive blood circulation and promotes the transfusion of energy to prompt the body’s natural healing mechanism. Myofascial Cupping therapy can be used to treat the following health problems:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Asthma
  • Sporting injuries
  • Respiratory illnesses and chronic coughing
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia

So what’s the best massage place in Edmonton to get your Myofascial Cupping Therapy done? It’s none other than the Soul2Sole studio! We’re open 7 days of the week, ready to help you with everything from a traditional Thai massage to a hot stone massage. Just ring us at 780-757-3452 and book your session!