60-Minute Massage with Cupping – $135, plus HST

Cupping therapy is an ancient practice originating from traditional Chinese medicine, wherein glass cups are heated briefly and applied to the skin to create suction.  As the cups cool, they create a vacuum seal, drawing the skin upward into the cup. This therapy helps to promote blood circulation by drawing blood to the surface of the skin, which facilitate the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues and promote the removal of waste products. This increased blood flow helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing in injured or tense muscles. The suction created by the cups can help to loosen tight muscles and release knots, leading to a sense of relaxation and relief.

Some practitioners also suggest that cupping therapy can improve the flow of Qi, or vital energy, within the body, although this concept is not universally accepted in Western medicine. Furthermore, glass cupping may have potential psychological benefits. Many people find the sensation of cupping therapy to be deeply relaxing, and it can provide a sense of relief from stress and anxiety. The process of receiving cupping therapy can also promote mindfulness and a heightened awareness of the body, which may contribute to overall feelings of well-being.