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Written by Mariano Torres RAc.


Fire Cupping Therapy (30 min) $70

Fire cupping therapy is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine as acupuncture.

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago. It is usually performed by a registered acupuncturist in the traditional way. It involves placing glass jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air through a process that involves fire.

One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward.

Cupping benefits:

  • enhances circulation,
  • helps relieve pain,
  • pulls out the pathogens that linger in your body’s tissues


Have a cupping treatment if you have any of the following:

  • back pain
  • muscle pain
  • flu or colds
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • allergies
  • poor circulation


You might feel a relaxing and soothing sensation in the area of the cup. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place.

Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.

Hippocrates, consider the father of modern medicine, recommends cupping in his guide of clinical treatment.
This treatment can be provided by: