Wayne Massage

Chinese Cupping Therapy

At Wayne Massage, we offer professional, relaxing cupping therapy in Sydney.

Cupping therapy is a traditional therapeutic modality that uses suction cups along your body’s meridian system to draw out toxins, manage pain, increase blood flow, and promote a healthier, more balanced flow of chi energies. It complements dry needling and remedial massage therapy. If you’re looking for a cupping massage in Sydney, contact us at one of our convenient locations to book a session.

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Wayne Massage

Chinese Cupping Therapy

At Wayne Massage, we offer professional, relaxing cupping therapy in Sydney.

Cupping therapy is a traditional therapeutic modality that uses suction cups along your body’s meridian system to draw out toxins, manage pain, increase blood flow, and promote a healthier, more balanced flow of chi energies. It complements dry needling and remedial massage therapy. If you’re looking for a cupping massage in Sydney, contact us at one of our convenient locations to book a session.

How does cupping therapy work?

Cupping therapy utilises suction cups to increase circulation of blood and nutrients to the portions of the body underneath the cups. This helps to draw out toxins as well as balance the body’s chi. In many ways, cupping therapy is the inverse of remedial massage therapy: instead of applying downward pressure to the body, cupping utilises upward suction.

This can yield profound, pain-relieving benefits, particularly to the neck and back. Cupping therapy is also frequently used as a complementary therapy in aiding sports recovery and in treating certain skin conditions. If you feel that cupping therapy in Sydney may be beneficial for you, contact Wayne Massage today.

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What can I expect during a cupping therapy session?

Small glass, silicone, bamboo, or earthenware jars or cups will be heated and then placed directly onto your skin, often on your chest or back. As the cups cool, they generate suction. They will be left in place for several minutes, typically in the range of five to ten minutes, in order for the cups to enact their therapeutic benefits.

After the application of massage oil, therapists usually remove the cups by sliding them gently across the skin, often referred to as “gliding cupping.” The oil helps the cups glide freely over the skin.

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What can I expect during a cupping therapy session?

Small glass, silicone, bamboo, or earthenware jars or cups will be heated and then placed directly onto your skin, often on your chest or back. As the cups cool, they generate suction. They will be left in place for several minutes, typically in the range of five to ten minutes, in order for the cups to enact their therapeutic benefits.

After the application of massage oil, therapists usually remove the cups by sliding them gently across the skin, often referred to as “gliding cupping.” The oil helps the cups glide freely over the skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cupping therapy used for?

Typically, cupping therapy is used as a complementary treatment in the following health scenarios:

● Migraines
● Acne
● Fatigue
● Facial paralysis
● Knee arthritis
● Gynaecological and fertility disorders
● Anxiety
● Shingles
● Rheumatism
● Depression
● Varicose veins
● Bronchial congestion
● Stiff muscles
● Hives
● Boosting immune function
● Lowering cholesterol
● Back and neck pain
● Cough
● Digestive problems

However, cupping therapy can also be useful as a general maintenance therapy method. This means that even if you are otherwise healthy, cupping therapy can still increase circulation and promote a healthy flow of chi.

Are there any side effects of cupping therapy?

Most experts agree that cupping is a very safe therapeutic modality. However, some side effects are natural and to be expected.

During the session, you may experience some mild discomfort. Immediately after your cupping therapy session, you may feel a little dizzy or lightheaded, but this subsides quickly. You may experience some circular-shaped bruising or discolouration, which will likely disappear within ten days following the procedure.

What is the philosophy behind cupping therapy?
According to Ancient Chinese philosophy, “chi” (also spelled “qi”) is the vital life force energy that flows in all things and binds everything in the universe together as one. Ancient Chinese medical tradition dictates that “chi,” or the vital energy in all things, must flow to be healthy. Thus, in the human body, blood, phlegm, and other vital fluids must flow; otherwise, we become unhealthy.

In this philosophy, pain is seen as a result of stagnation, congestion, or blockage. By stimulating blood flow and the healthy movement of chi energies, cupping therapy helps to break stagnation and promote your health. The cups are placed along meridian lines in the body that, according to traditional Chinese medicine, are key energy flow centres in the body.

As a result, cupping therapy is renowned for its detoxifying effects. These detoxifying effects can improve digestion, boost your metabolism, and relieve constipation.

How did Chinese cupping therapy begin?
The earliest textual mention of Chinese cupping therapy dates back to approximately 300, A.D. Earlier mentions are found in historical and archaeological records dating back to ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. The Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, dates back to 1550 B.C. and features one of the earliest descriptions of cupping known to medicine.

Cupping therapy today still enjoys wide popularity in China. It has enjoyed status as a formal medical treatment in modern Chinese hospitals since the 1950s.

Why do athletes use cupping therapy?
Many Olympic athletes, including Team USA swimming star Michael Phelps, have used cupping therapy during recent Olympic games.

These athletes use cupping therapy to help promote circulation, but they also turn to cupping therapy to improve muscle movement and speed recovery. Because cupping therapy’s suction helps to generate more space and blood flow in the underlying tissue, it promotes the flow of healing nutrients and lifts soft tissue. This helps to break up soft tissue lesions that can inhibit athletic performance and recovery.

Are you an avid athlete, a dedicated sports player, or an exercise aficionado? Consider following in the footsteps of Olympic athletes. Book an appointment at Wayne Massage to see if our cupping therapy in Sydney also helps your performance and recovery.

Athletes and celebrities who have used cupping therapy

The following celebrities and athletes have reportedly turned to cupping therapy to enhance their performance and well-being:

● Gwyneth Paltrow
● DeMarcus Ware
● Natalie Coughlin
● Michael Phelps
● Lena Dunham
● Alex Naddour
● Justin Bieber
● Kim Kardashian
● Victoria Beckham
● Draymond Green
● Team USA Women’s Gymnastics

Athletes and celebrities have cited marked health outcomes, such as increased fertility and improved athletic recovery.

Schedule cupping therapy in Sydney today

Cupping therapy can be part of a holistic, balanced lifestyle and can promote your overall sense of well-being. If you’re interested in cupping therapy, contact Wayne Massage today at any of our locations. Begin your journey to holistic health and wellness today with cupping therapy in Sydney.

Wayne Massage, Hunter Branch

(Two Adjacent Massage Locations)

Shop B6A, 7 Hunter Str
Sydney, 2000 NSW

Tip: From 7 Hunter St go into the bottom level of Hunter Connection

Phone:
(02) 8073 9376

Mobile:
(04) 1087 8827

Wayne Massage, Town Hall Branch

60 Druitt Street
Sydney, 2000 NSW

(Corner of Druitt St and Kent St)

Phone:
(02) 8073 9382

Mobile:
(04) 1087 8827

Wayne Massage, Kings Cross Branch

78A Darlinghurst Rd
Potts Point, 2011 NSW

(opposite of the Kings Cross Station)

Phone:
(02) 8073 9281

Mobile:
(04) 1087 8827

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Hunter Branch: (02) 8073 9376

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