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Myofascial cupping has a long-standing history in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The cupping technique used by our Drs is non-invasive, and very gentle without any major side effects. With the use of cups (either plastic or glass), the cups create suction, lifting skin from underlying surface nerves and fascia. This gives the skin nerves (cutaneous nerves) more room to move freely and increases their oxygen supply. The cups also help pull toxins and metabolic waste from underlying inflamed tissue. Cupping increases blood flow, lymph flow and provides relief from tension and pain.
Dermal Traction Technique (DTT) is an alternative to cupping. DTT creates the same effect of skin traction through the use of hands and looks for immediate reduction in pain and removal of altered movement biomechanics. Through DTT, the practitioner can find the source of the problem and treat it accordingly. A DTT assessment is usually followed by cupping to the area for a more prolonged effect of treatment.
Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy & Physiotherapy services to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam residents for over 16 years.
We offer extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, prenatal & post-partum care, medical conditions, chronic pain, and general wellness concerns. Our therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW Join Team