Cupping is a type of ancient therapy that was originated in China. It involves placing a cup to the skin to create suction, which facilitates in healing and improving blood flow. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where cups are placed. This can help relieve muscle tension, improved overall blood flow and promote healing.
Graston is a form of manual therapy known as instrument-assisted mobilization. It uses instruments to gently massage/scraping the skin. The scraping helps to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions that are usually associated with trauma to soft tissue. Reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue to rearrange structure of the soft tissue promoting healing and increasing soft tissue mobility.