Cupping 101 FAQ

What is cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation.

Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping,” uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.


What is it for

Cupping provides suction and creates negative pressure.  This can encourage the flow of blood, sedate the nervous system and loosen muscles.

Cupping can be used to treat many conditions, among them:





Release of toxins

High blood pressure

Back and neck pains, stiff muscles

Relieve blockages in the body

Relieve cellulite & encourage weight loss

Treats lungs and relieves congestion, common cold and asthma

Does it hurt?

Cupping therapy is generally a painless process.  The sensation of negative pressure created by the cupping is often relaxing and relieving.

Are there side affects

Cupping is considered to be relatively safe.  Potential side effects include:

Mild discomfort (lasting for 1-7 days)

Bruising at the area treated

NOTE* Cupping therapy should be avoided by the following groups:

Pregnant women

People with metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another


Running October 4 - November 1, 2018 

For the Month of October we are running a special on CUPPING THERAPY including:

·       Free Consultation and Assessment

·       Cupping Therapy (lasting anywhere from 20-40 minutes)

·       Gentle Tui Na Massage (Chinese style massage therapy) after cupping session 


Discounted Price:  $40

Does not include:  herbal therapy, supplements, dietary/nutrition assessment, acupuncture

Duration of offer: only available Thursday Oct 4th– Thursday Nov 1st

May not be combined with any other offer **