Cultures over the world use cupping. Cupping is not only traditionally practised in China and Japan, it is also a traditional healing method in Arab cultures, Central Europe and Russia.
Cupping often forms part of a therapeutic treatment.
The earliest written record is from 1500 BC in Egypt, and Hippocrates is said to have chastised physicians who did not use cupping in treating patients. This traditional, time honored treatment remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders.
Although the use of cupping has remained popular throughout many cultures worldwide, the 20th century witnessed its widespread decrease in many Anglo-Saxon societies. But when actress Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out on the red carpet bearing the marks of an ancient healing technique above the back line of her glamorous evening gown, it caused quite a media frenzy. What were these peculiar circular bruises? For those in the know it was obvious that she had had a cupping session.
Nowadays glass cups are used. Thousand years ago, bamboo, animal horn or brass where the order of the day.
The vacuum pump method: Cups have a valve attached to a mechanical pump.
The squeeze pump method: Cups have an attached rubber pump or rubber cups.
Baguanta is the modern term for suction cup therapy. The average time for cups to stay active on the skin surface is 10-20min.
Cups can be used stationary to treat knot or pain point, or can be moved along the surface of the skin. Moving the cups creates a very pleasant and unique sensation as the underlying tissues are lifted.
Many diseases and ailments can benefit from cupping. The earliest writings found on the therapy from ancient China recommend its use in the treatment of pulmonary complaints. Today, cupping is still used for:
• Respiratory disease
• Digestive and gynaegological disorders
• Headache and lymphatic blockages
• Soft tissue injuries
• Helps free up facial adhesions
• Removes waste from soft tissues
• Increases circulation
• Releases stagnation
• As well as other health benefits, it can be very relaxing.
A common and unfortunate misconception is the misinterpretation of the marks. These are definitely not bruises. They are marks or discolorations, that only occurs when the therapeutic process has drawn pathogenic factors.
Cupping is often used in conjunction with remedial massage. Discuss what is best for you with our therapists.
“I was very tight around the shoulder blade. Cupping made a big difference to the tightness. Felt much freer movement and less tight after treatment and I had greater flexibility of shoulder blade and back. I felt great for 3-4 days after the treatment.”
$99.00 Single session (includes GST)
You will be booked in with a Therapist for 1 hour; treatments are 50 minutes in duration.