Can Shockwave, Cupping & Vibration Therapy be an Effective Massage?

Shockwave therapy, Scottsdale

Can Shockwave Therapy, Cupping & Vibration be used for massage?

Absolutely. Vibration therapy feels amazing and is great at stimulating blood flow to muscles and other tissues. The vibration mechanism on the Storz Ortho Pulse 200 is unique. The V-ACTOR® Handpiece, offers vibration technology for the treatment of large muscles areas and specific muscle points. It’s perfect for tissue massages and muscle soothing to provide healing and relief to patients. While similar to percussive therapy achieved with a Theragun or other, it is less jarring, but equally or more effective.

Cupping, is an ancient treatment that is making a come back for good reason; it works. The OrthoPulse 200 cupping is dynamic, which means the cups suction then release every few seconds. In addition, the practitioner can easily slide these cups along different muscle groups.

Cupping & Shockwave therapy attachments, Scottsdale

Cupping can achieve the following:

  1. Increased circulation
  2. Toxin release
  3. Release pain
  4. Decrease anxiety
  5. Reduce stretch marks and scars
  6. Clear chest and sinus congestion, improving asthma
  7. Improve varicose veins
  8. Clear colon congestion and improve digestion

Massage and Shockwave

Lymphatic Drainage BallancerPro ScottsdaleIn addition, massage and shockwave therapy can help with acute injures such as, tennis elbow, hamstring tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy and other conditions.

Massage aims to reduce pain by increasing blood flow and disturbing the pain signals sent to the brain. It helps work out any knots and trigger points in overworked muscles and connective tissues t0 reduce inflammation and encourage the body to heal faster. At Body R-N-R we use German technology, the BallancerPro as a base massage for tight muscles and to flush out lactic acid and other toxicity, followed by vibration and shockwave therapy to futher treat problem areas,either sprains, strains, pulls, trigger points, or knots.

Why Shockwave Therapy?

Vibration therapy, ScottsdaleShockwave therapy with massage therapy is a great tool for making the healing process faster and smoother for patients. Instead of relying on a massage with hands, shockwave uses a device to disperse acoustic sound waves throughout the injured area. The sound waves will deliver micro-trauma to the treatment site, starting the body’s natural healing process. It also helps break down any scar tissues and knots and promote cell and collagen growth to relieve joint pain and heal injuries.

Shockwave therapy for massage therapy provides long-term benefits for patients, as it is a healing mechanism. There is a numbing effect during the treatment, then some soreness for about 24 hours with rapid improvement in pain and mobility thereafter.

Is massage, vibration, cupping, and shockwave therapy useful?

Shockwave acoustic wave therapy, ScottsdaleMassage therapy, vibration, cupping and shockwave is a powerful combination of treatments that can achieve better results for all types of circumstances, from general body pain to acute injuries. Massage therapy with the BallancerPro relieves stress by stimulating the vagus nerve, and moves toxins out of the body. Toxins can cause aches and pains. Vibration helps flush out toxins too, and brings in good blood flow. Cupping also flushes toxins and stimulates blood flow. Then the shockwave delivers therapeutic acoustic waves to start the healing process. With a shockwave therapy machine therapists have complete control over the pressure and application during each treatment.


All bodies benefit from this combination of treatment, and Body R-N-R is the only practice in the state of Arizona offering this combination of treatments to achieve great results in less time. Reach out today for a free 15 minute consultation on how we can help with your body’s unique needs.






About the Author

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN began her career in 1992 in Los Angeles and has served in various roles in hospitals, schools, & clinics throughout the country. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at UCSF, as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist. Alisa’s strong background in clinical research pushed her to launch Body R-N-R, a wellness practice in Scottsdale, AZ, with technology backed by clinical studies. Read more about Alisa here.

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN, Founder of Body R-N-R

Alisa La Liberte MSN, RN

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