The Myofascial Cupping TechniqueTM was developed by David Sheehan in 2002. It involves the gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilisation. It is a very different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It also should be performed at a pressure level that is almost painless to the client.
Unlike all other massage techniques that use compression, the Myofascial Cupping TechniqueTM is unique in that it ‘lifts and separates’ soft tissue, known as negative or tensional pressure. This in turn can increase nutrient-rich blood supply to the tissue, while giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft tissue.
Kelli Reeser RMT and Sarah Cropley RMT have had their training directly from the founder, David Sheehan.