Cupping is a form of myofascial decompression in which "cups" are used to produce a vacuum and create suction against the skin and tissue. This method has been used for thousands of years and has recently seen use by professional athletes to treat a wide range of issues.
While there has been some controversy around cupping, at Kabuki Strength we have found significant value in using them in very specific ways. This is the exact same reason that we have knurling on our Boomstick and Painpill. We have found fascial sheering techniques incredibly effective in dealing with peripheral nerve sensitization induced pain. While using the cups we will often slide/pull them to create a sheering effect between the skin, fascia, and muscle. This same effect can also be generated from employing them with active mobilization techniques like the Boomstick/Acumobility Ball combo.
Traditional methods involve using glass cups with a live heat source, or expensive and tangle-prone pumps and tubes. Our cups are simple - an extremely light, easy to manipulate hypoallergenic material that can be used manually. The set comes with 4 different size cups, and of course you may purchase more than 1 set depending on your needs.
Our cups are:
To clean: use hot water, detergent, disinfectant, or rubbing alcohol
Anywhere I can see a demo of how you use these cups? I'd especially like to see the movement/shearing you speak of in the description, and what the results are.
There will be content posted on http://yankawaypain.com specifically around where the nerve ourputs are and where pain is reffered from. We have some content on www.kabuki.ms as well. We will have some public content up in the coming weeks. But it simpling involves using the cup in a more active fashion of pulling and tugging the skin with the cup and a little side to side movements. This creates some space for bound up perphrial nerves between skin and fascia layers.
The ECLIPSE ROLLER is the only all-in-one foam roller and trigger point release tool ever made. We have redefined what a foam roller can be, and created a roller that will transform the way you approach mobility whether you are an elite athlete or just want to move better. With 4 zones of compression and 5 pressure strips, the Eclipse Roller targets multiple muscle groups at the same time to dramatically reduce rolling time. Target muscles and angles you have never been able to reach before!View full product details
The ACUMOBILITY ball is a deep pressure trigger point tool designed for active release exercises, self massage and use by a practitioner.
Other mobility balls require you to roll over the muscle, but the ACUMOBILITY Ball is designed with a non-slip base that can be gripped or supported against a flat surface, while a patent pending flexion point allows the ball to isolate and maintain pressure on a specific spot deep in the muscle.
This controlled and isolated pressure allows you to fire and release the muscle while on the ball to neurologically retrain it to move more efficiently, while enhancing range of motion and muscle elasticity = a technique we call Active Mobilization.
The Result: enhanced length, greater power, improved performance, less injuries.
The LEVEL 1 Ball is the go to ball for trigger point release and stability exercises and is firm enough for most deep pressure release.
The LEVEL 2 Ball is significantly firmer than the Level 1 Ball and is meant to be used for extra deep pressure and release.
Use two Mobility balls for vice like compression, perfect spacing on the spine.
The Level 2 ball is also a fantastic hand saving tool for practitioner use during Massage, Active release and Trigger Point work.
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So how does it work? Quite simple actually, it's a weighted device (22lbs) which allows for pressure to be placed on a specific area via the contoured ends and modulated by either pushing against the implement or resisting it. Additionally the knurled middle part of the implement can also be used to both put pressure against the skin and twisted to provide a shearing effect to the tissue and fascia.
Thousands of our Boomsticks have been purchased by athletes around the world - enabling them to spend less time on body maintenance and more time training or competing. We've also seen many massage practitioners implement this tool and technique as a way of increasing both the effectiveness of their work and the amount of work they can do at a given time.
The best part? You don't have to be an athlete, coach, or massage therapist to use this tool. It's friendly enough to be used by anyone, either on themselves as the subject or on another person. We provide video tutorials displaying the use of the Boomstick as well as other resources for proper use of the tool and method.
Alright then, maybe you're sold on it. But isn't it just a shiny and smooth piece of steel? Why does it cost as much as it does? Unfortunately the cost of raw steel and having it professionally milled is quite steep, if you don't believe us feel free to go to a metal fabricator and ask how much a Boomstick would cost as a one-off piece? Let's just say it's going to cost quite a bit more than our price. Besides this, you are not just paying for the tool itself, but the knowledge that comes along with the IASTM method as well as content that we are continuously producing and releasing for our audience and customers.
Your purchase includes:
You can read more about IASTM on Muscle & Fitness or in this podcast with Donnie and Legendary Coach Joe Defranco.
- IASTM or "Body Tempering"
- Targeting Trigger Points with Contoured Ends
- Shearing of Fascia and Muscle Tissue
Video with Kelly Starrett of MobilityWOD
Longer Interview with Kelly Starrett on the Boom Stick
Results like the following video have become "run of the mill" with this product. We have consistently seen the same results repeatedly.
We are proud to announce a partnership with Kustom Kit Gym Equipment! Kustom Kit is a UK-based manufacturer of strength equipment and we have partnered with them to produce Boomsticks and PainPills and offer them to our European customers without the typical egregious shipping rates from the US to Europe! The Boomsticks/PainPills produced by KK are identical to those produced by us here in the states, the only difference to you is the amount you'll be saving on shipping! Rates vary from £10 in the UK, to between £10 and £20 for most of Western/Central Europe and slightly higher going further east!
Norway/Sweden/Finland customers may have to pay an additional "remote delivery" surcharge.
European Boomstick/PainPill customers can follow our regular checkout and will see the extremely discounted rates after inputing their shipping address. Please note that all other products will ship from our facility in the US and standard international shipping rates apply.