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Massage cupping for breast cancer

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Is moving cupping ok for a breast cancer patient who had a mascetomy. Would it help with scar tissue on the chest wall
asked Sep 22, 2016 by anonymous

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Yes.  However, move the cups with caution directly over the scar.  While the moving can really help with any lymphedema suffered in the area or down the arm it should be done with light suction.  I would apply cups directly over the scar and not move them, allowing the larger/deeper adhesions to slowly release at their own pace rather than forcing them.
answered Oct 22, 2016 by Ms. Christine Trafford, BS, LMT, NCTMB (140 points)