Cupping Therapy

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest and most effective method of releasing the toxins from body tissue and organs. It is also known as vacuum cupping, hijama cupping, horn treatment etc. It is a practice in which the therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction. This causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell causing increase in blood flow to affected area. Enhanced blood flow under the cups draws impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for elimination.


There are different methods of cupping, including:
– Dry
– Wet

How it works?

In the traditional method, your therapist will put a flammable substance inside the cup such as paper, alcohol, or herbs, and ignite it briefly. As the fire fades, the cup is placed upside down on your skin. The cup cools, creating a vacuum that raises your skin up into the cup. Shortly after, your skin will redden and the blood vessels will expand. The cup is left in place for about three minutes. Modern methods will use vacuum pumps instead of flammables to produce the cupping effect. You might just get one cup on your first session, but treatment usually involves 3-5 cups. 


  1. Cupping helps to reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. Improves blood flow.
  3. Used for relaxation, well being and deep tissue massage.
  4. It is safe, non invasive and inexpensive treatment.
  5. Rejuvenation of body organs.
  6. Facilitates healing process and strengthens immune system.
  7. Used to treat:
    • Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
    • Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
    • Gynecological disorders
    • Skin problems: eczema and acne
    • High blood pressure
    • Migraines, Anxiety and depression
    • Varicose veins


  • Skin: Improved metabolism in skin tissue, better functioning of sebaceous and sweat glands, improved healing and improved skin resistance.
  • Muscles: Stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
  • Joints: Increased blood flow and secretion of synovial fluid.
  • Digestive system: Increased peristalsis and secretion of digestive fluids, better digestion and excretion.
  • Blood: Improved blood circulation, improved functioning of RBC and WBC.
  • Nervous System: Stimulates sensory nerves of skin, Improves ANS.