Carpal tunnel is a condition that can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder to the hand. Many people find relief from carpal tunnel symptoms through surgery, but there are also non-surgical treatments that can help. One of these treatments is cupping massage.
How does carpal tunnel happen?
Carpal tunnel happens when the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder to the hand, is compressed. This can happen due to a number of reasons, including:
– repetitive motions of the hand and wrist
– rheumatoid arthritis
The symptoms of this painful condition include pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. If you are experiencing carpal tunnel symptoms, it is important to see a doctor so they can determine the cause and develop a treatment plan.
How can cupping massage help carpal tunnel?
Cupping massage is a type of massage that uses cups to create suction on the skin. This suction pulls up on the fascia and muscles, which can help to release tension and pain.
Cupping massage can help to:
– reduce inflammation
– relieve pressure on the median nerve
– improve circulation
What types of cupping do we use for carpal tunnel?
There are many different types of cupping, but the two most common types used for carpal tunnel are:
– static cupping
– gliding cupping
Static cupping is when the cups are placed on the skin and left in place for a period of time. This type of cupping is often used to release deep muscle tension.
Gliding cupping is when the cups are moved around on the skin. This type of cupping can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
The Supine Studio uses a combination of the two to help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with carpal tunnel.
If you think you might benefit from cupping massage, contact us. We can help determine if this treatment is right for you and develop a plan that meets your needs.