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Sen Health Clinic, Melbourne & Alice Springs, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine

Cupping is a type of Chinese Medicine treatment using suction cups on the skin. It is similar to that of a deep tissue massage which is good for muscular pain, promoting blood and lymph circulation, reducing swelling, improving respiratory conditions and detoxification. 

Some benefits of cupping:

  • Asthmatic coughing with upper back pain or muscle tension

  • Gynaecological conditions especially menstrual pain

  • Tension headaches and migraines

  • Sluggish circulation, poor digestion and slow metabolism

  • Muscle tension, stiff neck, shoulder pain

What should I expect during a cupping treatment?

Cupping generally leaves pink-reddish to dull purplish marks depending on the severity of your muscle tension. In Chinese, this is called "Sha", meaning small rashes for toxins to escape. You may be sore in the first 1-2 days after cupping, much like after a deep tissue massage. However, the soreness is not extreme and won't affect your everyday tasks. It is all a process of promoting blood circulation.

How long do cupping marks last?

Generally, cupping marks will disappear within 4-5 days. If the marks are deeper in colour or if you are prone to bruising, then it can take up to 7-10 days to disappear.

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