Myofascial Cupping

What is Myofascial Cupping?

Myofascial Cupping involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilization. It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.

Myofascial Cupping Technique is unique in that it "lifts and separates" soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.

Myofascial Cupping Benefits

Myofascial Cupping can provide profound benefits, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, Myofascial Cupping can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.

Who Performs Myofacial Cupping at the Active Life Centre?

Liesl van Jaarsveldt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where she practiced until 2006. In 2015 she received her Massage Therapy diploma with honours from the 2200 hour MH Vicars Massage Therapy program. In 2016 she received her certification in Level 1 Myofascial Cupping Technique with founder David Sheehan. Liesl combines Massage Therapy with Myofascial Cupping to manage her clients pain, disability and all types of injuries. Liesl enjoys assisting her clients in any way that she possibly can!