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Best Myofascial Cupping in Edmonton

Myofascial Cupping is quickly becoming a popular treatment method for a variety of pain and muscle issues here in Edmonton.

Massage therapist cupping on bare back

If you are new to myofascial cupping you might already know a little about it after seeing purple and red circular spots on the backs and shoulders of friends and family who have gone in for treatment. But what do these little round spots mean and how does myofascial cupping benefit everyone from athletes to office workers and everyone in between?

This blog post will break down the benefits of myofascial cupping and how to start your treatment plan.

What is Myofascial Cupping?

Myofascial cupping is a treatment that involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin. This creates a suction effect that elevates the underlying soft tissue, muscles, blood and other fluids and brings it to the surface of the skin — hence those red and purple circular marks you see on the back or shoulders of someone post-treatment.

Red circular marks on back

The person performing the myofascial cupping will begin the treatment by massaging the muscles first to help the muscles loosen and unwind. Then they will apply tension to the cups on various parts of the body that need attention. The cup sizes can change depending on the issue being treated, the surface size and the particular muscle or trigger point.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy Benefits in Edmonton

Cupping is a fantastic tool to use on parts of the body that are constantly being activated through movement or remain in a static position for long periods of time throughout the day.

Massage therapist cupping on bare back

This is why myofascial cupping can benefit everyone from an athlete who uses their legs in a specific way to a person who sits stationary at a desk five days a week. I have personally used myofascial cupping to treat a wide range of areas including everything from the neck to shoulders, arms, head, jaw, hips, quads, lower back and beyond.

It is important to see a registered massage therapist at a reputable clinic in Edmonton for myofascial cupping treatments. Trained professionals will have the experience and practical knowledge and skills to treat a wide range of issues and give you the best results possible. Benefits can include everything from improved circulation and mobility to pressure and tension release and tissue recovery.

Are There Any Side Effects To Myofascial Cupping?

One of the most common side effects of Myofascial cupping is the bruising it leaves behind on the body. How intense the colour and size of the bruises depends on the treatment, how long it lasted and the underlying issues at play. However, I specialize in sliding cupping which leaves NO marks on the body at all!

Massage therapist cupping on bare back

This is one of the biggest reasons my patients prefer Sliding Cupping, especially if they have a big event coming up where they might have to expose their back or shoulders.

Where is the Best Myofascial Cupping in Edmonton?

Are you considering trying myofascial cupping but unsure where to go in Edmonton or how to start? Myofascial cupping is an excellent choice for a variety of symptoms and conditions, especially if you have soft tissue issues, chronic pain or tension in a specific area of your body or are working towards healing a sports injury.

Massage therapist working on a patient on bed

While there are a lot of places in Edmonton that offer cupping therapy, I am one of the few that offers sliding cupping which is just as effective as other forms of cupping but leaves no markings or bruising on the body. For the best massage in Edmonton, please contact me today at 780 224 7111 or by email at

Patient sitting down with massage therapist looking at a clipboard

I am a registered and trained massage therapist and acupuncturist with over a decade of experience including Myofascial Cupping. I work extremely hard to make sure my patients refill their cups with energy and healing and are able to live healthier and happier lives with a full range of motion and mobility.

If you are still unsure about myofascial cupping and if it might be a good fit for you, I provide complimentary consultations to answer any questions you may have.

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