$45 for 30 min session
$20 for 15 min add on to acupuncture session
Cupping treatments are recommended for many conditions of acute or chronic pain and/or improving flexibility and athletic performance. Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone.
The cups are placed on the area to be treated, and are left on long enough to decompress the area. The cups create a vacuum effect, which lifts the skin, fascia, and superficial muscles to allow for increased circulation in the targeted areas. This provides a flushing effect, which allows fresh, oxygenated blood to heal and nourish tired, sore muscles. It is beneficial for areas of injury, or tight superficial and deep myofascial tissue such as the shoulders, neck, back, legs.
Cupping is most commonly used for neck pain, back pain, stiff muscles, common cold, breaking up scar tissue. and weight loss. It can also be beneficial for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, back pain, or arthritis.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, stimulate detoxificaiton and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is an effective deep-tissue therapy, and is thought to affect tissues as deep as four inches from the skin’s surface. Patients typically find this treatment to be quite soothing and relaxing.