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What is Cupping?

Cupping is a therapy in which vacuumed cups are placed onto the body for treatment purposes. It works by expanding capillaries and promoting blood flow into and out of the affected tissues. During a cupping session, the patient lies on a treatment couch, as cups are strategically placed on the back, arms and/or shoulders depending on the targeted tissues.


What are the benefits of Cupping?

Cupping has different benefits such as:

  • improving blood circulation

  • releasing muscle tension

  • loosening adhesions

  • activating lymphatic system

  • removing toxins

What are the contraindications of Cupping?

Cupping is a safe and non-invasive treatment that most people find soothing and relaxing. However, cupping is not for everyone.

It is not suitable for patients with very fragile skin.

In general, cupping is contraindicated directly on veins, arteries, nerves, skin inflammation, any skin lesion, body orifices, eyes, lymph nodes, or varicose veins. Cupping is also contraindicated on open wounds, bone fractures, and sites of deep vein thrombosis.


Other contraindications as follows :

  • Cancer patients and those with any organ failure (renal failure, hepatic failure, and heart failure)

  • Patients using a pacemaker

  • Patients suffering from Hemophilia or similar conditions

  • Acute infection

  • Using anticoagulants

  • Recent blood donation

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Chronic high blood pressure

  • Epilepsy

  • Pregnancy (to avoid abdomen and lumbar region)

  • Anemia

  • Spondylitis & Spondylosis

Is Cupping Therapy safe?

Cupping Therapy is considered safe when performed by a qualified health professional. Some patients feel a pinching sensation during the cupping procedure, and it can leave skin discolourations that fade after several days.

What should I wear to my appointment?

We recommend wearing loose fitting clothing. Such as: gym clothing, leggings or shorts.

If you’re still unsure on what to wear to your appointment, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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