Cupping is a tool that can be used to help release restrictions between the fascia tissue and the muscles. At the Athletic Room we do not do the traditional cupping that uses fire and glass cups but instead use the method that has been seen on TV during the Olympics or is widely used in training rooms for Collegiate and Professional Athletes.
Cupping uses the pressure of suction to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward as opposed to a massage where you apply pressure downward on the area. Cupping assists the body to remove pain and toxins from the muscles while improving their flexibility and range of motion. The improvements in biomechanics and dealing with a trouble area can be quite impressive.