The Cupping we use here in Jacksonville, Florida is a Modern cupping that is a newer version of cupping and is based on Western Allopathic medicine. It is used to help alleviate pain from tight muscles and knots, break up myofascial adhesions, and move toxins to lymph system so that they are filtered out by your liver and kidney. Cupping can also reduce joint pain and increase of collagen in targeted areas.
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that can refer pain in other parts of the body.
For instance, a trigger point in the gluteus muscles can cause hip pain and trigger points in the arms can cause shoulder pain.
Likewise, a trigger point in the back may refer pain to the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.