Pain Relief with Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient form of therapy that has been used for thousands of years. The practitioner puts special cups made of bamboo, glass, plastic or silicone on your skin for a few minutes by creating a suction lifting the skin and underlying tissue (Think deep-tissue massage). This therapeutic technique helps with pain, stiffness, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and overall well-being.

A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump suction instead of fire to create a vacuum inside special cups which when placed on the body, causes the skin to rise and blood vessels to expand and flow. The cups are placed on the skin dry or with a liniment, oil, or lotion to move and glide along different areas of the body for a soothing and massage-like effect. At ALIVE, we offer cupping as an added service to augment the effects of your acupuncture treatments.

To inquire, contact us today at or 416 591 1535