Cupping Therapy

Dr. Sorrentino utilizes a modern version of cupping that she learned while working at the United States Olympic Training Center. Lotion is placed on the skin and air is suctioned out of the cup with a rubber pump creating a vacuum inside the cup. This causes the skin to rise and slightly redden as blood vessels expand. The cup is then moved over the skin producing a massage-like effect. Medical-grade silicone cups are used which are pliable and allow a steady glide over the region being treated. Cupping works well for fascial restrictions in cases where compression treatments have failed and distraction techniques are indicated. Tight hamstrings, hips, shoulders and leg soreness have all benefited from cupping therapy. Scar adhesions from injury and post-surgical repair also respond very well to cupping.