Physio Connex is thrilled to be able to introduce Cupping therapy

Physio Connex is thrilled to be able to introduce Cupping therapy, a remarkable soft tissue therapy that can bring about transformative results.


Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin, creating a vacuum effect that lifts up underlying tissues such as the fascia (connective tissue), muscles, blood and other fluid, close to the surface of the skin.


Using remedial massage techniques, areas of muscular restriction and tension are located and myofascial cupping techniques are then applied by moving the cups in a gliding motion over the surface of the skin or, where fascial adhesion and trigger points are found. The cups may be left on specific areas for short periods of time to reduce or eliminate those adhesions or trigger points. Cupping therapy is still very effective even if the cups are not left in place for very long.


Myofascial cupping also has an effect on the lymphatic system. The cups are said to help draw toxins out of the muscle fibres and to increase blood flow toward the region by reducing tension, pain and tenderness to the affected muscle. Range of movement and mobility are improved by directly reducing any fascial adhesions, increasing the tissue temperature and the decreasing the viscosity of the tissues.


Myofascial cupping has many therapeutic benefits which include:

  • Increase tissue temperature
  • Reduce tension and adhesion in the tissues
  • Preventing fibrosis (scarring) and correctly align collagen
  • Assist the reduction of localised inflammation and aids recovery by increasing nutrients during the repair phase of an injury (sub-acute phase)
  • Passively stretching soft tissues
  • Draws blood from deep to superficial resulting in nourishing the skin by improving blood circulation
  • Drain lymph and cellular debris
  • Separate layers of connective tissue to bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues – soften tight muscles
  • Increase the range of movement and flexibility in joints
  • Move stagnations of lactic acid and metabolic waste and enable normal lymphatic flow to promote healthy circulation to help strengthen the immune system.
  • Increase parasympathetic nerve response (relaxation effect on the body) within the body


Why should you try cupping?

Well like a deep tissue massage, cupping will make you feel relieved from many things, your body will feel so much looser and your body can move more freely.

These treatments are genuinely gentle and safe.

It is the best alternative to people who would want to try dry needling/acupuncture, but are afraid or uncomfortable around needles.

Lastly, with cupping you get immediate results, you can feel some of the benefits during the treatment as well as post-treatment.

Combine your next remedial massage with cupping by booking online here