Muscles turn energy into motion and move our skeleton. The 650 muscles in the body support movement, control sitting, standing, walking, talking, eating and so many other functions. In addition, they maintain posture and circulate blood and lymph throughout our bodies and create elimination through various pathways.
When our tissue is locked down and our muscles do not slide, we have dysfunction. After an injury, dysfunction can show up months or years later as pain and tightness and sometimes a loss of range of motion.
What is Medicupping™ Therapy? It was born out of cupping therapy that has been around since ancient Egyptian times and is still commonly practiced in many areas of the world.
It is even more effective now with the Medicupping™ method because the equipment is electric. It works with a vacuum to lift the tissue and create space between the layers of tissue, muscles, and lymph. With this method, the health care practitioner can create deep pressure or very light pressure by pulling the tissue away from the bones. The deeper pressure can help enhance athletic performance, the lighter pressure can open up the rib cage and lung areas for better breathing. Fibromyalgia patients have reported feeling more relaxation in their muscles without the pain associated with deeper work. Athletes are amazed at the release of tight IT bands, back, quads, hamstrings and shoulder areas with little or no discomfort than that of a deep tissue massage.
Some of the benefits are as follows:
- Decreases and relieves pain and inflammation
- Releases deep muscular issues
- Soften and releases scar tissue for greater freedom of movement
- Improves circulation
- Helps move ‘solid bloat’ from the abdomen to be released from the body naturally
- Clears drainage pathways
- Sedates the nervous system
- Opens the energy flow of the body
The opportunities for feeling better in your body are endless. Candy Benish is one of a limited amount of health care providers who has been specially trained and certified to work with clients and the Medicupping™ and VacuuMobilization™ equipment, in the Charlotte, NC area.