CUPPING IN Rancho Mirage

Chiropractic Rancho Mirage CA Cupping Treatment

Are you looking for a cupping in Rancho Mirage? Our team at Desert Health and Wellness can help you today!

What is Cupping in Rancho Mirage CA

Cupping, also known as Myofascial Decompression (MFD), is a manual therapy technique that combines the use of soft tissue decompression and movement to restore soft tissue health. This therapy is thousands of years old but has seen a recent resurgence in notoriety, due to Olympic athletes and Hollywood celebrities touting its effectiveness.

Myofascial Decompression improves mobility and range of motion, reduces inflammation, speeds healing time, decreases adhesions, melts away trigger points, reduces pain, increases circulation, eliminates toxins and improves nutrient exchange.

Many soft tissue techniques are very compressive, applying tension and downward pressure to achieve the breakup of adhesions. Cupping is the only technique that creates a lifting of the soft tissues as opposed to compression (envision lifting up a piece of glass with a suction cup).

Myofascial Decompression

Though Myofascial Decompression uses decompression similar to the traditional technique of Chinese medicine cupping, the focus for the two techniques is vastly different.

Myofascial Decompression uses movement to release adhesions and improve blood flow to tissues. While Chinese medicine is focused on increasing flow of chi along the meridians and not moving the cupped body part.

How Cupping Works

Many chronic soft tissue problems remain despite stretching and strengthening. Mainly due to a lack of blood flow through the damaged tissues. This is because the tissues are stuck and filled with toxins myofacial-decompresssion1(e.g., lactic acid) and scar tissue. MRIs have shown that specific movement is key. As the muscles get pulled up into the cup they separate as they move (this is a good thing). Myofascial decompression lifts and separates the tissues allowing increased blood flow and soft tissue healing.

Myofascial decompression works for a wide variety of problems including:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Mid-back pain
  • Low-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-operative pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Sciatica



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