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Q:  What are those marks?
A: 
They are suction marks from the small cups.  They faded away in about a week.  Some marks are darker than others.  The darker the color, the more effective that particular cupping point was.

Q:  Does it hurt?
A: 
No -- you feel a slight pinching sensation, but no pain. 

Q:  What is this therapy used for?
A: 
 Most clients ask for cupping when they have sore muscles, backaches, stiff neck and shouders from stress or hard work.  The results are immediate and lasting. Cupping is basically a form of deep-tissue acupressure.  And historically, it has been used for the same symptoms that are treated by acupuncture.

Q:  How is the suction done?
A:
  Modern cups are clear plastic, often with a connection to a tube and a manually-operated air pump.  There is a valve on the cup where the air can be released when the cup is removed.  There are several different sizes of cups, which allow a more focused or a broader contact with the various acupressure points.

Q:  How long does a session take?
A:  The normal session is one hour.  It consists of the following parts:

  • 15-20 min:  massage
  • 5 min:  cups are applied
  • 15-20 min:  cups doing their work
  • 2 mins:  cups removed
  • 15-20 min:  massage


 Q:  How much does it cost?
A:  Same pricing as for regular massage.  See our Price List.

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Cupping Therapy Q & A


Sometimes called the most effective form of deep-tissue therapy, cupping therapy has a 2,500-year history.  It is a very powerful form of acupressure, and has been used to treat everything from cold symptoms to muscular spasms.

Cupping Therapy