Complementary Therapies and News
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique in which a local suction is created on the skin. This effectively mobilises blood flow in order to promote healing. Cupping therapy is beneficial for myofascial and trigger point release, as well as mobilisation and relaxation. It improves the structural integrity of connective tissue allowing relief from general aches and pains.
Kinesiology tape, which you may have seen sports people wearing, can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee and back pain and oedema. The tape is soft, stretchy and conforming and lasts 2-5 days. Research shows it microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressing effect. It provides external support and neuromuscular feedback, assisting with pain relief and recovery.