Dynamic cupping is an active form of fascia and muscle work that involves the use of silicone cups to create suction and negative pressure on the skin, combined with dynamic movements. 

What is cupping?

It involves using RockPods to lift the skin and thus allow the tissue underneath to glide, known as a negative pressure.  This relieves your pain and stimulates healing through an increase in blood flow. This increases nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue. The treatment provides more sensory input to the brain, and thus allows the nearby muscles to function better.  So after a treatment, you will feel better muscle engagement.

What conditions does it help?

Dynamic cupping can be beneficial for a range of conditions. It is commonly used to relieve muscle tension, promote circulation, and reduce pain and inflammation. Additionally, it can help improve flexibility and range of motion in joints, making it beneficial for athletes or individuals recovering from injuries. A few of the many complaints that respond well to it include:

  • Surgical scar tissue pain and sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Nerve entrapments

Is this traditional Chinese acupuncture?

No.  Unlike traditional cupping, where stationary cups are used, dynamic cupping involves moving the muscle or skin with the treatment.

Sometimes, you may perform a movement throughout the treatment such as bending forward or lifting your arm.   Moving with the cups on can increase its effects by working on the entire muscle, instead of one spot.

Your visit

At the first visit, you will receive a comprehensive consultation and examination.  The treatment involves a combination of spinal and extremity chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, and prescribed exercises.  The dynamic cupping is used as a specific form of manual therapy.  This combination provides long lasting results to heal your pain at the source. You will always receive personalized attention and quality care to help you reach your goals.