Cupping Therapy


  • Massage Cupping one hour session- $25.00 in addition to the cost of the massage

Cupping Massage Therapy

Massage Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support tissues, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.

What can I expect as far as physical effects from suction cup therapy?

The after effects of Cupping are most intense at the beginning of receiving treatments, and lessen dramatically as your system becomes accustomed to the treatments as they accumulate. Besides the effects Cupping provides for specific conditions, injuries and illnesses, some of the general after effects include:

• the need for sleep
• intense hunger (munchies)
• no appetite
• sensation similar to post deep tissue massage
• nausea
• euphoria
• feelings of being “hung over”
• increased bowel elimination
• stronger body odor (detox)
• “best nights sleep in years”
• inability to sleep
• vivid dreams
• night sweat
• heightened senses (smell, sight, sound)
• craving for certain foods
• thirst and cotton mouth
• emotional release
• stronger than normal bowel & urine odors
• skin surface warmer than normal
• chills
• restless (wanting to clean, organize, etc.)
• soreness, like after strenuous exercise
• feeling of reduced mass, increased height
• headache