Cupping therapy, Brisbane

Cupping therapy

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is a gentle and relaxing therapy which creates suction over an area; applying the opposite pressure to traditional massage techniques. Cupping stimulates blood flow to an area which increases the healing rate of damaged tissues. Cupping has been used for thousands of years in many different cultures as a therapy for muscular conditions, tired and fatigued muscles, stress, and fatigue.

Benefits of cupping

Cupping therapy has many benefits for your health and may provide help for


  • Relieving physical stress
  • Promoting Circulation
  • Aiding local tissues
  • Soothing tired muscles
  • Relaxation and Stress Relief
  • ​Loosening tight muscles


Does cupping therapy hurt?

Performed correctly cupping therapy should not hurt and most people find cupping to be extremely relaxing and pleasant. 


You may have seen friends and family with deep purple or black marks after receiving cupping therapy, this however is not the goal of cupping and for the most part cupping therapy performed correctly should not leave such deep bruising. You will experiencing some light marking which should resolve within 4-7 days. 


The aim of cupping is to promote blood flow to an area while providing deep, gentle stretching to the muscle fascia.


Want to know more about cupping therapy?

Our acupuncturists and medial massage therapists who provide cupping therapy are  happy to speak with you over the phone if you have any questions. Call the Clinic on or alternatively you can ask us online.

How long with my cupping therapy appointment take

Integral Acupuncture Brisbane offer cupping sessions of 30 minutes and 60 minutes. This can be incorporated into a remedial massage appointment or an acupuncture appointment or experienced as a stand alone therapy. 

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