Cupping Therapy

Pricing - Remedial Therapists (Courtney, Damien or Contractors)

15 Minutes - $27.00
30 Minutes - $49.00
45 Minutes - $68.00
60 Minutes - $78.00
90 Minutes - $114.00
120 Minutes - $152.00

Discounts apply for appointments booked within 14 days of the previous appointment. Discounts apply for couples massage if a same day appointment.

Pricing - Principle Remedial Therapists (John or Paula)

15 Minutes - $30.00
30 Minutes - $53.00
45 Minutes - $75.00
60 Minutes - $85.00
90 Minutes - $124.00
120 Minutes - $162.00

Massage Suction Cupping Therapy

Massage Suction Cupping is a modernised form of Cupping therapy. It adopts a suction gun to produce a negative air pressure vacuum inside cups which have been placed on the skin. The suction works to release rigid soft tissues and muscles. The skin may redden after the cup is left in place for a few minutes. The purpose of using cups in this way is to apply pressure for relaxation of muscles and overall promotion of wellbeing.

The Action Of Massage Suction Cup Therapy

Suction Cups produce vacuums on the body's surface by manually withdrawing the air through the suction gun, rather than the traditional way of burning up oxygen. If you think of massage in terms of positive pressure (pressing in on body tissues), then you can think of Massage Suction Cupping as a negative pressure, drawing body tissues outward from the body, to stimulate them with a reverse massage.

Cupping Throughout History

Cupping Therapy is an ancient Chinese method of promoting healing deep in the muscle tissue, opening energy pathways, releasing toxins and activating the lymphatic system. Cupping is done by placing a cup, in which a vacuum has been created, over the skin. This creates suction and allows for healing and release of muscular tension. The benefits of cupping may include: Metabolism; Blood Circulation; Sciatica; Muscular Tension and Pain (i.e. Back, Neck, Shoulder); Arthritis / Rheumatism; Sports Injuries; General Health and much more.

Cupping Marks

The most common misunderstanding regarding one of the most powerful and beneficial after effects of cupping, is the marks that sometimes result.

When injuries occur deep in the muscle, bleeding often occurs causing deep bruises. There will also be edema in the area involving the coagulation of sticky proteins. The combining presence of these elements usually results in stagnation of circulation to the area - resulting in pain, dysfunction, and chronic conditions.

The vacuum formed by Cupping draws up the old non-circulating stagnant blood and sticky fluids from the area, bringing them up to the surface and away from the injury so that healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area, thus may space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery.

Where there is dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debis, pathogenic factors, and toxins present in the body, Cupping can leave marks which indicates that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface.

In many countries - this is a non-issue, they've experienced themselves the amazing detoxifying effects suction therapy can provide. But in some industrialized countries, where Allopathic Medicine has over shadowed more holistic, natural approaches, these surface discolorations are misinterpreted as damage rather the result of debilitating agents being drawn to the surface. Westerners also live in an image conscience society that also has a heightened sensitivity to domestic abuse ... so, without sufficient understanding, some people are unnerved upon seeing this important after effect.

Once people understand what these marks are, and feel the results - the concerns disappear.

The colour and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the area, and range from a bright red to dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week - sometimes longer if the person is very sick or sedentary. If there is no stagnation present, there will be only a light pink mark which disappears in a few minutes to a couple of hours. Sites where there is old trauma or injury may require multiple cupping treatments to remove all stagnation. You will find in follow up treatments the marks will be visibly lighter and lighter as the pathogens are systemically removed from the body.