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RockPods Therapy – RockTape - Cupping

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Healing through suction.

The Chinese have been practicing the art of cupping for at least 3000 years.

An old Chinese maxim state: ‘Where there is stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you remove the pain’. They would apply cups over specific acupuncture points to stimulate the flow of CHI (Energy)….

Now we have evolved from there, and we use RockPods, silicone pods that allow to grab, pull and push fascia, statically or combined with movements.

FMT MYOFASCIAL CUPPING affects the body’s nervous, immune, and fascial systems. Cupping encourages the body’s natural healing process by encouraging flow and discouraging congestion.

Increases blood flow to a region, which delivers oxygen to the tissues. This encourages both healing and congestion removal, causes anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cell death chemicals in the body stretches tight fascia and muscles.

Myofascial cupping is the opposite of MASSAGE and MYOFASCIAL BLADING. Rather than pushing and compressing soft tissue, the cups lift and decompress. I can push and pull on the cups to create a shearing affect between the layers of the fascia. This helps increase mobility in tense areas like the shoulders, hips, and IT bands. The cups also stimulate nerve receptors in the skin which has a sedative effect on pain.

FTM RockPods provide versatility and flexibility in the skin and myofascial decompression (MFD) techniques for rehabilitation for sports/exercise/life movement and performance applications. Cups can be applied and moved around on the body in a similar way as a traditional cupping session. They can also be left in place on a patient's skin, as they go through active or passive ranges of motion. This allows the patient to move freely while still receiving functional treatment.

In a research article about Chronic Neck Pain: ‘The effect of traditional cupping on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized controlled pilot study in 2011 in the US (National Library of Medicine – NIH) concludes saying that ‘A single application of traditional cupping might be an effective treatment for improving pain, quality of life, and hyperalgesia in CNP’.

Different techniques can be applied that’s why is important to share information about any pain or body restriction like tension and tightness when you contact me for treatment.

This is what one of my clients said: ‘… we did some cupping (which I’d never tried before) and it was very beneficial. I had great results and lots of fun. I’m truly blessed to have met her, she has helped me re-discover movement’.

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