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Cupping Therapy Calgary NW University Heights

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What is Cupping Therapy?

You can read about cupping therapy all over the internet and get a lot of mixed information about it. To make things clear, we use cupping to treat muscles and it works amazingly!

Cupping is an effective method to get rid of muscle tension and pain. It also improves the overall functioning of the body. It greatly enhances the supply of nutrient-rich blood to the body, promoting total-body healing and wellness. Furthermore, it proves to be better than other techniques used.

This traditional Chinese medicine technique works by forming a vacuum between the cup and your skin. We have different cupping methods available such as dynamic cupping, myofascial cupping, and fire glass cupping. Forming a vacuum happens in several ways, depending on what type of cupping we use. For example, we use flames to build a vacuum during fire glass cupping.

How Does Cupping Massage Work?

Cupping is like a reverse massage. The negative pressure built by cups opens up the blood vessels and enhances blood flow to the soft tissues. Muscles in our body are prone to pain when they don’t receive enough blood during circulation. It also results in muscles getting stiffer with time. This never-ending cycle can effectively be broken by cupping or other similar techniques.

Who Does Cupping Work For?

At Maximum Potential Physiotherapy NW Calgary, our patients who suffer from muscle pain benefit the most from cupping massage sessions. However, unlike most treatments, this treatment does not suit every patient. Cupping is just a tool in your therapist’s reserve to help you get back to movement. We make sure to combine cupping with therapeutic exercise, and a wide variety of massage techniques (advanced neurological techniques, deep tissue massage, active release technique, myofascial release techniques, relaxation massage, Swedish massage, and sports massage) to get maximum results. Improve your blood circulation and range of motion with cupping therapy to achieve your health goals!

 

 

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Vivian Overton

Physiotherapist

Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked in private practice in Calgary since January of 2011 (Maximum Potential Physiotherapy since 2013 and Country Hills Physiotherapy since 2016). Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a…

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Matt Wylie

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Matt graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta after completing an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Originally from the Okanagan, Matt was drawn to the mountains in Alberta to pursue competitive cross-country skiing, staying in Alberta to pursue his education. Matt grew up playing…

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Selena Nemeth

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Selena is trained in myofascial deep tissue, prenatal, relaxation, orthopedic assessment and treatment of over 20 conditions including a focus on TMJ extra/intra oral massage. She is experienced in Swedish and non Swedish techniques, hydrotherapy, manual lymphatic drainage, joint play and remedial exercise. She will further develop and specialize through continuing education programs and other…

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Venessa Webb

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Venessa works as a Patient Coordinator at Max Potential Physio. She has been around most of the therapies (occupational, physio, speech, etc.) almost her whole life because her older sister was disabled in a car accident in 2005. She has seen firsthand the incredible amount of progress a person can accomplish when they are active…

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Stephanie Kezar

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Stephanie has been a RMT for 10 years. She graduated her remedial massage therapy course at Mh Vicars in 2011. Stephanie has treated many array of injuries and conditions in the 10 years she’s been a RMT. Some of which are, scoliosis, TMJD, carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, MVA’s and many…

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Stephanie Giebelhaus-Pedersen

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I worked as a Neuro-rehab nurse at the Foothills Hospital for 10 years before having my 3 children. While my kids were young I co-founded and ran an event management business. During that time I also started an at home bakery business which I still do part time. Now that my kids are older I’ve…

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Tina Marie graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015 as a registered massage therapist. With over 15 years working in the Spa and wellness industry, Tina finds her passion in healing and providing hands-on therapy to clients with various injuries and chronic pain conditions. As someone who has experienced chronic pain on a personal level…

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Michelle Van Dyk

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MICHELLE VAN DYK – Graduated with honours from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy in Calgary, AB. As a former competitive dancer, she is all too familiar with injuries and how effective massage therapy can be in the recovery process.  After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, with a concentration in choreography and…

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Brittney is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. Prior to her graduate studies, Brittney completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. During her Master’s degree, Brittney completed additional courses…

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Leah Polson

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Leah is a full-time Masters student pursuing a career in Counselling Psychology. She loves to spend her time outdoors hiking and running, or in the spin studio working out. She is driven by her compassion and outgoing personality to help others, and believes that we are all capable of finding our own paths to our…

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