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Cupping Physical Therapy Austin, TX

Cupping Physical Therapy Austin, TX

Many of our clients here at Carter PT in Austin, TX, have never heard of cupping until their physical therapist recommends it as part of their treatment plan. Cupping physical therapy is certainly not new. In fact, it’s ancient. Like ancient Egypt old. The ancients knew that cupping helped restore health and vitality and reduce pain. What an honor to bring this traditional therapy to our patients in Austin, TX!

This alternative medicine system uses cups (and thereby called “cupping”) on the skin to create gentle suction. The cupping physical therapy treatment helps with reducing pain and inflammation while it increases blood flow and relaxation. Many compare a cupping massage therapy session to a deep-tissue massage.

What to Expect from Cupping Therapy at Carter PT in Austin, TX

After a thorough evaluation, your PT will determine how (or if) cuppy therapy fits into your treatment plan. 

To begin your therapy, your physical therapist at Carter PT in Austin, TX, will use a rubber pump that creates a vacuum between the cups and your skin. Your skin rises up as the blood vessels expand. 

Physical therapists use cupping as tissue distraction release. The cups glide across each area to lift and separate tissues, enhancing the release of interfaces between skin, neural tissues, fascia, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

Patients with myofascial pain often say their pain resolves after just one physical therapy cupping session. Many find relief for chronic low back pain, neck pain, and fibromyalgia. Cupping therapy relaxes muscles, releases trigger points, improves lymphatic flow, increases local circulation and releases scar tissue adhesion.

It all begins with a skilled physical therapist at Carter PT completing a full assessment of your condition to determine whether you are a good candidate for cupping physical therapy.  

Would you like to learn more about cupping at Carter PT in Austin, TX? Contact us today

Cupping Therapy FAQs

Does Cupping Therapy Work?

Yes! There is real science behind cupping. The suction created by the cups has negative pressure, increasing blood flow and hydration of body tissues, easing adhesions, removing excessive fluid, and supporting connective tissues. Cupping works for deep tissue release and lymphatic drainage, relieving back and neck pain, headaches and other problems. 

What Does Cupping Physical Therapy Do?

Cupping Physical Therapy increases blood flow to the area, helping to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. Cupping Physical Therapy also helps stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid to help remove toxins from the body.

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping Therapy is an ancient alternative medicine technique where a physical or massage therapist uses specially designed cups on the skin, creating suction. Patients report cupping therapy helps with pain, inflammation, relaxation, blood flow, and well-being as a type of deep-tissue massage.

What Is Cupping Used For In Physical Therapy?

The negative pressure of the cupping therapy suction increases blood and hydration to injured tissues, breaks up adhesions, and reduces excess fluid buildup. Cupping is modified by physical therapists to provide deep tissue release and increase lymphatic drainage.

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