What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy goes way back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. The Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest textbooks known to the word, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.

Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.

In short, cupping brings fresh blood to the area and improves circulation and is widely used for aches and pain relief for reasons described above but is also believed to be used to treat respiratory problems, coughs, wheezing and digestive problems.

What happens during a massage?

During a massage towels will be used to ensure your modesty. Depending on your treatment your therapist may use an array of oils, creams or talc during your massage. These will be used to benefit your therapy and allow a free-flowing massage.

Can everyone enjoy massage?

Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicity and have seen progress from our services. Many enjoy massage in a variety of ways, some from health benefits and others that enjoy the relaxation and balancing of their body and mind. There are some instances where massage therapy will not be suitable for various conditions and in some cases your doctor must give permission before treatment can commence.