A deep tissue massage
Generally cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. At Five Elements Acupuncture we use sliding cupping that feels very much like a remedial massage, but with added benefits, such as clearing congestion from the lungs and calming the nervous system.
Oil is applied to the skin first; the air in the cups is then quickly warmed and the cups are placed on the skin, creating a vacuum. The cups are then gently moved across the skin.
The vacuum within the cups can be gentle or firm, depending on personal preference, and the treatment can be particularly soothing to stiff, aching muscles.
Helps reduce muscle tension and pain
Increases healthy circulation
Strengthen your body and take back control of your health
How long does an appointment go for?
How much does it cost?
What is involved?
Warmed glass cups are placed on your back which create a suction. They are glided over your back and shoulders.
Does it hurt or leave marks?
The treatment can be as soft or firm as you would like it to be. You may walk away with some red, bruise like marks but you won’t feel them. Some people mark quicker than others.