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Choose from Three Options
- $35 for one 60-minute fire-cupping massage ($75 value)
- $69 for two 60-minute fire-cupping massages ($150 value)
- $99 for three 60-minute fire-cupping massages ($225 value)
During the session, the therapist applies heated cups directly to the patient’s skin to create a vacuum. The heated vapors and light suction are intended to relieve stress, open energy channels, and detoxify the body. Meanwhile, the therapist massages the lower body, feet, arms, legs and neck.
Cupping: Suctioning Out Pain
Learn a bit about what cupping does for the body—and where it might've come from—with Groupon's brief introduction.
Cupping is an ancient holistic-healing technique whose benefits are perhaps more immediate and apparent than most. During a session, therapists apply glass or bamboo cups directly to the patient’s skin, often heating the base of the cups to create a vacuum. Moving the cups lifts the muscles and creates light suction, causing a sensation similar to a massage. This treatment is often used in tandem with acupuncture to relieve pain and increase circulation.
The theory behind skin-suctioning therapy dates back to prehistoric times. Though the country of its origin is unknown—some sources attribute it to China, while others credit Babylon—its use was widely recorded in the ancient world. Therapist and cupping historian Bruce Bentley attributes its prevalence to the instinctual human behavior of sucking on a wound to draw out its poisons. As time went on, people began hollowing out animal horns to create a similar effect, and eventually, began employing the cups still in use today.
Anew Total Body Center
With backgrounds in healing disciplines including human nutrition and Chinese medicine, the wellness practitioners at Anew Total Body Center care for clients both inside and out. Their treatment specialties include directed weight loss programs, body-shaping treatments, and massage. Beyond traditional deep-tissue and relaxation massages, they also offer fire cupping, gua sha, and Thai massage. In addition to their holistic treatments, they also provide lifestyle coaching; financial self-improvement seminars from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University aim to add pounds to pocketbooks and piggy banks.