First time appointments:
1 hour – £55
Children 8+ years, 1 hour – £40
45 min- £45
Children 8+ years - £35
Cupping therapy has a host of health benefits and a 3,000 years history of use. Various cupping techniques have been used to treat a range of disorders and symptoms, sometimes on their own, or other times in conjunction with other holistic medical practices. Cupping was popularly practiced in China, Eastern Europe, and the Arab world. It is an important component of Islamic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Cupping works by expanding the capillaries and increasing the amount of fluid and blood flow entering and leaving tissues. It provokes a relaxation response, which is useful for lowering stress. Cupping helps reduce cramps, boosts skin health, helps treat respiratory issues and coughs, improves digestion, relaxes muscles, and detoxes the body.
Cupping is conducted using cups and vacuum suction, with a flame or a pump, on different body parts, drawing up fluids to the area, as well as promoting myofascial release. Wet cupping involves making small superficial incisions on top of the skin where the cup was, letting out the toxic blood that accumulated on the site. Dry cupping entails treating body parts using vacuum suction alone without blood extraction, while moving cupping involves the use of oils over the body to move the cup along, releasing stagnation in the lymph nodes and letting go of tension in the muscles and tissues.
Contraindications – Women are advised to not receive cupping therapy during the first 4 days of their menstrual cycle