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Cupping therapy

What is Cupping Therapy?

Massage cupping promotes circulation and is usually done in combination with other treatments. It’s often used as a quick session for maintaining health and in combination with major treatments such as remedial massage, acupuncture and dry needling.


As part of the cupping therapy, the therapist places multiple semi-vacuumed cups on the areas to be treated. An expansion of blood vessels occurs in the suctioned areas of the skin, promoting circulation. The cups are generally left in place for up to 8-10 minutes for adults, and 3-5 minutes for children and the elderly. The suction causes bruising (from micro-bursts of superficial capillaries) on the skin and leaves a circular mark.


Cupping marks usually disappear within 3-7 days, and tend to disappear quicker with regular exercise. We do not recommend taking a shower within the first 30 minutes after cupping therapy to avoid pathogens entering the expanded skin.

Promoting Blood Circulation to Help Draining Toxins

How does Cupping Therapy help?


By expanding blood vessels and pulling the underlying muscle tissues, massage cupping promotes local blood circulation and enhances blood flow after the cups are removed.


Interestingly, those marks that are left on your skin (which range from light red to dark purple in colour) reveals the differences in your health conditions, whether it is blocked and has stagnation in your body system or lack of Qi (energy) that makes your body weakened or you have been exposed to pathogens like damp or cold or heat that affect your overall usual condition. Therefore, this therapy is mostly used in conjunction with Tui Na massage and/or other therapies.


For massage cupping therapy near me, come see the team at Intertreat Health today. We offer a range of integrative healthcare services, and tailor each appointment to your individual health and changing needs.

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What conditions can Cupping Therapy treat?


Cupping therapy can be used to treat a variety of health conditions, such as:


Skeletalmuscular disorders directly affect the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. The most common cause of musculoskeletal pain is an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments.


For example,

  • Back pain

  • Neck or Shoulder pain

  • Headache and Migraines

  • Tendonitis 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Joint stiffness

  • Tennis elbow 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Sports injuries/ Sprains, strains, and tears

  • Unresolved pain from trauma

  • Repetitive stress injuries

  • Work related injuries 

  • Car accident injuries 


Neuromuscular disorders is a condition where nerves have been impacted by failing to communicate with voluntary muscles. Related condition and symptoms include:


  • Muscular weakness/ loss of strength

  • Muscle wastage

  • Muscular cramps

  • Muscle spasticity (stiffness), which later causes joint or skeletal deformities

  • Muscle pain 

  • Difficulty using one or more muscle groups

  • Numbness, tingling, or painful sensations

  • Problems walking, balance and frequent falls


Conditioning related issues: 


  • Depression and anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Stress related tensions

  • Fatigue and sleep disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Rotator cuff tears related issues

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Post operation support/ rehabilitation

Discover the Benefits of Cupping Therapy today


Looking for cupping therapy near me? Here at Intertreat Health, we have over 15 years’ experience in Western and Chinese medicine, and specialise in a range of holistic therapies that are designed to improve your health, reduce pain and boost your overall quality of life.


Book now to see our expert team. Visit our practice at 26 Dorian Crescent, Sippy Downs QLD, call on 0476 062 915 or send us an email at

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