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Cupping creates a decompressive force in the tissues immediately under the cup, with a compressive force created around the rim of the cup. This lifting of the tissues can be a different stimulus to the tissues and the nervous system and for some people can be a relaxing way of treating tight or sore areas. The decompressive effect is greater than that generated by RockTape but the two modalities are essentially treating the same way.
Traditionally, cupping was done with glass cups. These are heated over a flame and then quickly applied to the body part to create the suction effect. More recently, cupping sets have become plastic cups with a one-way valve at the top of the cup, with a hand operated vacuum pump generating the suction pressure. The reliance on the vacuum pump can be problematic in a clinic with multiple treatment rooms when trying to locate the pump! The RockPods utilise an ‚Äúin-built‚Äù suction system- you can use the plunger on the top of the RockPod to press down and generate a moderate level of suction, or the cup can be inverted on itself, placed over the target tissue and the edges of the cup ‚Äúrolled‚Äù into contact with the skin- this creates a significantly higher level of suction. These two levels of suction allow the user to progress from a lighter suction force to a greater suction force if necessitated, but allows a lighter level of suction to be tried first. This is in keeping with our philosophy ‚Äúless is more‚Äù- start with ‚Äúless‚Äù, and only progress to ‚Äúmore‚Äù if required.
The silicone pods are also easier to travel with as they are not breakable, eliminate the need to carry the vacuum pump and come with a much more compact carrying case.
We are a movement company so the RockPods are designed with movement in mind. Whilst on the skin the RockPods can be moved whilst they grip the tissue underneath ‚Äì we call this an ‚Äúexternal glide‚Äù as the glide is being produced by external forces e.g. the therapist using the plunger as a handle to manipulate the tissue in any direction. Or the RockPods can be left still and the body part they are attached to taken through various range of movement ‚Äì we call this an ‚Äúinternal glide‚Äù as the glide is produced by the body (either active or passive movement is OK) whilst the RockPod on the skin creates suction and limits the movement of that tissue.
Who are we?
We are a New Zealand owned and managed business, based in Kumeu Auckland, close to the beautiful Muriwai beach pictured on the front cover of our 2016 catalogue. We supply Nationally a complete range of products to Healthcare Professionals. We specialise in Allied Healthcare products for Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Podiatry. We are a small team who pride ourselves on our ability to provide a high level of personalised service.
Our experienced Customer Support and Sales Teams are committed to providing excellent service, which is second to none. We pride ourselves on providing quality products at the right price.
If you are not happy with any product purchased we will refund it. If you have ordered a product that doesn't fit a client we will swap it. If we have made a mistake we will fix it.
Consistently delivering products on time with the minimum hassle is our principle objective.
We commit our attention to the smallest details to ensure your needs are met from beginning to end, nothing is ever too difficult.
We charge a flat rate of $9.50 + GST for all parcels (excludes capital equipment) and send via NZ Couriers.
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