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Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy)

What is Myofascial Decompression (MFD)?

Myofascial Decompression addresses connective tissue restrictions by improving the mobility of the soft tissue layers. The use of negative pressure with suction cups creates space between the soft tissue layers that allows each layer to slide one upon another with decreased viscosity and improved movement efficiency.

What does MFD do?

MFD is the only modality in manual medicine that is decompressive in nature. The negative pressure forces allow for increases in space in the musculoskeletal system for improved tissue gliding and mobility.

How is Myofascial Decompression different from traditional cupping?

MFD treatment times range from 3-5 minutes per area and focuses on active movement patterns with neuromuscular re-education, while traditional cupping may last between 5-20 minutes and is typically applied as a passive modality rather than being integrated with movement science.

Additional information and the latest research can be found on the Cup Therapy Website