Chiropractor using Cupping Therapy at Impulse Chiropractic

Cupping is a safe and effective treatment for myofascial tension and tightness.

How does it work?

Following a physical assessment, we determine the sites in the body that the cups will need to be placed.

We use plastic or silicon cups with a rubber pump to help create the vacuum effect inside the cup. This causes the skin and tissue to rise.

The blood vessels inside the cup will expand and this is used to create a massage effect on the tissue.

We place the cups in areas of the body where there is plenty of available muscle, for example, the back, glutes, thighs, legs, shoulders, and chest. We then leave the cups for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Cupping can be used on healthy, symptom free patients or for those suffering from pain or dysfunction. Cupping can be used to treat generalised myofascial tension and tightness, headaches, low back pain or neck pain. 


Chiropractor using Cupping Therapy at Impulse Chiropractic
Chiropractor using Cupping Therapy at Impulse Chiropractic

Some of the benefits of cupping therapy include:

  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Increased blood flow
  • Facilitates the tissue healing process
  • Improved general relaxation and well-being
  • Increased range of motion
  • Reduced swelling

Cupping is a low-risk and very safe treatment, although there are a few minor side effects to be aware of. You may experience some light headedness or dizziness, sweating or nausea. Following the treatment, the skin in the area where the cups were placed may become irritated and bruised. The marks that will be left on the skin typically fade in 1-10 days.

For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Chiropractors you can use the Contact or Book Online now buttons at the top of this page, call our North Curl Curl practice on (02) 9939 8817, or visit Impulse Chiropractic & Natural Therapies‘ state of the art Chiropractic clinic at 15/64 Pitt Road in North Curl Curl.

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