The following video is an example on how this technique could be used on a problem area
Tissue Distraction Release with Movement
Information and video by: Dr. Bahram Jam, PT, ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Glidding the small silicone suction cups along tight muscles while moving the arm or leg or neck. Instead of pressing down as most massage techniques do, the focus of suction is 'pulling up' and separating the knots.
Cupping therapy, which pulls the tissue outward and may help with...
Increasing local circulation
Improve lymphatic flow
Release scar tissue adhesion
Release trigger points
Not all (pain)-trigger points respond to pressing on them, sometimes instead of just aggressively pressing down on tissues are already tight restricted or adhered, it may be more effective to actually "lift up" or 'distract' then glide the restricted tissues. Tissue tissue distraction with movement may help release the interfaces between the faster, muscles and tendons.
This can work on practically any soft tissue region where normally massage and release techniques are done.
*IT band, *Quads, *Shin splints, *Tight calves, *Plantar fasciitis, *Low back, *Shoulder, *Hamstrings and more.