Cupping is the creating of suction on the skin. Cupping is used to increase the flow of energy thus assisting the healing process.

Cupping has its roots in Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. The earliest notation of cupping therapy was in 1500BC where the ancient Egyptians were enjoying its benefits.

Your practitioner will consult with you on your medical history. They will want to know your lifestyle routines, dietary intake and bowel movement. They may also ask females about their menstrual cycles and blood loss. They may check your energy flow by holding your hand to feel pressure points. This is all then utilized to help your practitioner know when and how much cupping is required.

You will then be asked to remove your clothing, often just the top half, and lay face down on the treatment table.

Your practitioner will place flammable fluid into glass cups and light them. Once the glass in the correct temperature, the flame is put out and the glass is place promptly face down on your body. The cooling of the glass creates a vacuum. The vacuum in turn causes the skin and blood flow to be stimulated. The cups will remain on your skin for around 10 minutes. The process feels odd, but doesn’t hurt. The visual result is you will have red rings on your skin for up to one week where the cups were placed. So be aware if it is summer and you are planning on going out in something that exposes those areas.

  • Clears skin issues such as eczema and acne
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Assist in healing anxiety and depression
  • Clears bronchial congestion
  • Assist in healing varicose veins
  • Assist fertility

Cupping is often used in conjunction with other therapies such as acupuncture.


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