During cupping therapy, our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapists apply inverted rubber pumps or silicone cups to your skin. During treatment, your therapist will suction the pumps/cups onto your skin. As the air in the cup cools, a vacuum is created, causing the skin to rise and the blood vessels to enlarge. This vacuum reduces inflammation and pain while also promoting relaxation and increasing blood flow.
As a result, neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons are more prone to dislocation. Cupping therapy relieves trigger points, improves circulation, and helps to break up scar tissue adhesion.