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Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Cuppings history lies steep throughout the ages and practiced in many cultures such as Iran, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Eastern Europe, Finland, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Vietnam, Aboriginal Australian, Eastern Asia.

CUPPING THERAPY has 4 different techniques. We at Body Therapist provide at least 3 of these in all our massage services.

Our favourite 😄 Remedial Cupping: This can be described as the use of silicon cups that glide over the body. Also described as silicon cupping massage. The great thing about this style is that it can be combined with all different massage, cupping and stretch therapy techniques. This dynamic treatment is favourable to those with long term syndromes that require constant body maintenance in order to continue strenuous activities in their life.

Vacuum Cupping: A massage is generally needed an application in order to correctly prescribe where the cups need to go. The cup is applied using a gun. The cup is either plastic or glass and the practitioner can choose different levels of tensions to the area in need. Because of this we like to describe this type of cupping technique as a deep tissue cupping massage. This can be mixed with any cupping technique but is best paired with a Swedish, deep tissue or remedial massage technique and is ideal for those that are heavily injured, had recent surgery, blood flow stagnation or muscular deficiency.

Flaming Cupping: Also known as Chinese Fire Cupping, again a massage is generally used to discover areas requiring treatment and usually this type of cupping is paired with Acupuncture. Like acupuncture this form of cupping follows the meridian lines. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force).

Hijama: Also known as wet cupping or blood letting where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision.

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