What do your hips, plantar surface of your feet, and the base of your skull have in common? A single piece of connective tissue travels through all three regions of your body! Your body is a dynamic organism comprised of tensile structures—fascia–that uniquely act and react to keep your body in balance and sustain life.
When you see Marny for cupping, you can develop an understanding of these mechanics and viscerally feel how your amazing body is adapting. Cupping has the potential to ameliorate pain and tension causing systemic musculoskeletal and myofascial imbalance. Glass cups are placed, with suction, onto regions of the body to draw in fresh oxygenated blood and energy (Qi). Qi and blood is invigorated at the site while the tissue can be detoxified.
All in-person services can be booked the following locations/days.
Waltz Family Chiropractic 5545 Claremont Ave. Oakland, CA 94618:
Manzanita Wellness 2818 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702:
Cupping may positively impact:
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal tunnel
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder tension
- Sports injury
- Common cold/flu/bacterial infections/viruses
Cupping / Myofascial
A myofascial release is the natural effect as the connective tissue is lengthened and adhesions within the fascia are smoothed out. Most people who start receiving cupping do not want to stop because the positive bodily effects run far and wide..
Because the natural effect of cupping can cause detoxify the body, sensitive patients should understand some potential side effects. Occasional nausea, fatigue, and light headedness may result from acupuncture and cupping. If you’ve never had cupping and are not sure how you’ll respond, please plan ahead and schedule your treatment during a time of day where you can relax, hydrate, and let your body process the treatment afterwards. Showering, light exercise, and returning to work are not ill-advised but be aware that you may want to rest and not do too much of anything after your session.
Please come prepared for cupping having eaten but not stuffed. Abstain from wearing any perfume or fragrances to the clinic. No special clothing is required though we do suggest you wear undergarments.