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Cupping Therapy in Perth CBD

cupping therapyKnown as an ancient, traditional Chinese medicine, cupping has been around for thousands of years and used by people all over the world to promote improved wellness.

At Perth City Massage, we’re happy to offer this modality as a treatment to patients that works well in addition to chiropractic care or on its own.

How Does Cupping Work?

Cupping involves the placement of warmed ‘cups’ on your back. When warm, the cup produces a suction that pulls blood to the treated area.

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

Contrary to the commonly-held impression, the suction of the cups does not hurt. In fact, most people find the sensation very pleasant, a sort of a release. Our patients often see cupping as a relaxing session and leave feeling much better than when they arrived.

The cups can remain in position for several minutes, or the therapist can glide them over the skin like the movements of a massage. This negative pressure is the opposite to a deep tissue massage – a pulling versus a pushing effect.

Cupping also promotes relaxation of the muscles and skin, improves blood circulation, begins the healing and regeneration process, warms the skin and reduces inflammation. Cupping may leave bruises or marks, though they generally resolve in less than a week’s time.

Want to Learn More?

If you’re wondering now all-natural cupping therapy can benefit you, we’d love you to stop by our practice for a session.


Cupping | Perth City Massage | (08) 6262 3756