MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION

Myofascial decompression is a practice used in one form for another for thousands of years. Now that we have decades of research on how fascia works, we are bringing this update on an ancient and effective technique to Denver residents.

MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION

Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

What is myofascial decompression?

Also known as “cup therapy” or “cupping”, myofascial decompression uses a pneumatic pump and vacuum cups to release and decompress the muscles and adjoining tissues.

“Myofascial” describes the connective tissue (fascia) surrounding and connecting your muscles. Myofascial decompression is particularly effective at addressing pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues.

The entire Denver-based staff is trained on and utilizes myofascial decompression as part of an effective treatment strategy.

Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a leading expert in sports medicine in the US and throughout the world. He has been using myofascial decompression for over 20 years and is proud to provide this innovative treatment strategy to Denver.

8 health benefits of myofascial decompression:

Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

Who We Work With

Dr. Cowin and Olga work with professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts, injury rehab patients, as well as average Denverites just looking to maintain a healthy quality of life. Call us today to ask if myofascial decompression is right for you.

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Myofascial Decompression FAQ

Myofascial Decompression (MFD), otherwise known as Cupping, is a form of soft tissue work where a pneumatic pump is used, along with plastic vacuum cups and placed on the skin to release the fascia and muscle tissue underneath.

Myofascial (my-o-FASH-e-ul) release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles.
Cupping can help release the fascia (also called myofascial release), especially when the cups are moved along the tissue. Scar Tissue: Cupping can help break up scar tissue adhesions, allowing better flow of blood and lymph and freeing bound muscular tissue for improved range of motion and performance.

Many chronic conditions (that have developed over a period of years) may require three to four months of treatments three times per week to obtain optimal results. Experience indicates that fewer than two treatments per week will often result in fascial tightness creeping back to the level prior to the last treatment.