Cupping Therapy

Find Out How Cupping Therapy Can Provide Release and Relief

Cupping Therapy

Here at Adaptive Myotherapy, cupping therapy, delivered as part of a holistic and individualised myotherapy treatment plan, can help.

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Sports injuries
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Occupational injuries
  • Achilles tendinopathy and other ankle injuries
  • Jaw pain and clicking
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain presentations
  • Tennis elbow


What Is Cupping?

Cupping therapy is an alternative form of medicine that has links to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In cupping therapy, special round cups are attached to your body, normally your back and shoulders. The suction draws stagnant blood to the surface, improving circulation through the tissues, which can promote healing, and cupping is also believed to pull toxins from the body. Therapy cups that are used are commonly glass; however, some are also made from earthenware and silicone materials that can withstand high temperatures.

Origins Of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a medical practice that has been used by various cultures and individuals, including the Egyptians and Hippocrates. Once carried out using hollowed out animal horns, it was used to treat boils, snakebites, and skin lesions. The practice of fire cupping has also been practiced throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Benefits Of Cupping Therapy

When carried out by a qualified and experienced practitioner, cupping therapy offers benefits including promoting blood flow, increasing blood circulation to muscles and tissue, supplying oxygen to cells, loosening knots, and releasing and draining excess fluids and toxins.

Different Types Of Cupping Therapy

Dry Cupping: Glass therapy cups are set on fire using a flammable substance, and as the fire begins to go out, the practitioner places the cups on the patient’s skin. As the cup cools, it creates a vacuum or suction that causes the desired effects.

Wet Cupping: In wet cupping, the practitioner will make small cuts on the patient’s skin and then perform a second cupping session to draw out some of the blood. This treatment, which is used to remove stagnant blood, expel heat, and provide pain relief, is also sometimes known as medicinal bleeding.

Massage Cupping: Recognised as a form of massage therapy, massage cupping is when the practitioner moves the heated cups across the surface of the skin with the help of different oils. This causes the skin, tissue and muscles to be pulled upwards, enhancing circulation and providing pain management. Massage cupping not only helps with pain management, but also induces feelings of relaxation and stress relief to ease tension.

Cupping At Adaptive Myotherapy

At Adaptive Myotherapy, cupping is one of our specialties. Frequently used in conjunction with massage therapy, our myotherapist will draw upon this and other evidence based treatment approaches and skillsets, for instance dry needling, as part of your treatment. In addition, you may also be advised on exercise, pain management, load management and lifestyle or activity modification.

Our Qualifications

Similar to physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapists have their own distinct qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy), which qualify practitioners to undertake evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.

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Why Choose Adaptive Myotherapy

Here at Adaptive Myotherapy, we focus on a holistic approach. Our clients’ health and wellbeing come first, which is why we adapt with you and your needs to create an individualised treatment plan that your body will respond to. If we can’t help you, we will find someone else who can.

We are thorough in our cupping therapy treatments, committed to your health (and ours), and are fun loving and relaxed too! We take pride in our attention to detail and extremely high level of support and care, whether in creating a more relaxed environment for our clients or following up on each of them.

Our clients come from all across Melbourne, particularly Richmond, Abbotsford, Collingwood and Cremorne. We also believe that we are just that little bit more caring than your regular myotherapist, but don’t just take our word for it, come and try our cupping therapy treatments for yourself. We offer other treatments such as pregnancy myotherapy, dry needling therapy, pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage and remedial massage. Contact us today for a free trial or more info.