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- $25 for one 30-minute Chinese cupping-therapy session ($45 value)
- $65 for three 30-minute Chinese cupping-therapy sessions ($135 value)
During the session, the therapist uses a hand-held pump to create suction. The light suction is intended to relieve stress, open energy channels, and detoxify the body.
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.
“Lovely holistic place in the heart of Edison Park. Beth is a compassionate therapist that offers massage therapy, reiki and cupping services to her clients. She...”
“Lovely holistic place in the heart of Edison Park. Beth is a compassionate therapist that offers massage therapy, reiki and cupping services to her clients. She also uses traditional chines healing oils during her treatments. I personally had a wonderful 30 minute cupping session and I am looking forward to visiting her practice soon.”
“Great experience! Do yourself a favor and expose yourself to this type of treatment!”
“Very Relaxing and really felt the benefit from the reflexology.”