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Top 20 Cupping venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering Cupping from around Australia.

  1. Thai Royal Orchid Massage
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    Thai Royal Orchid Massage

    2 1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah 4012
    Thai Royal Orchid Massage therapists are traditionally trained and masters of massage. Explore the beautiful sanctuary and feel relaxed and refreshed.
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  2. Massage for Wellness
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    Massage for Wellness

    4 / 28 Hawken Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067, Australia, St Lucia 4067
    Massage For Wellness, are dedicated to treating your mind and body. Choose from therapies including Remedial or Relaxation Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and more.
    (29)
  3. Anasa Healing
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    Anasa Healing

    219 Magill Road, Maylands 5069
    Anasa Healing is a beautiful haven of calmness and healing. It combines acupressure, Swedish massage, remedial massage, reflexology and relaxation techniques.
    (19)
  4. ET Chinese Massage - North
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    ET Chinese Massage - North

    599 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    If it’s deep tissue massage, reflexology, cupping, remedial or traditional Chinese massage that your body requires, an appointment with ET Chinese Massage in Brunswick is a must!
    (11)
  5. Old Shanghai Remedial Massage
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    Old Shanghai Remedial Massage

    158 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025
    Old Shanghai Massage is an oasis in traditional Chinese massage. The salon invites you to a neck, shoulder massage, or whole body treatment.
    (9)
  6. Better Care Massage & Acupuncture - North Richmond
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    Better Care Massage & Acupuncture - North Richmond

    Shop 5B2 (Opposite Coles) 6-16 Riverview Street, North Richmond 2754
    Better Care Massage & Acupuncture offer massages and traditional therapies. Services include full body massage, or Cupping, Acupuncture, and Ear Candling.
    (5)
  7. Total Bliss Health and Beauty
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    Total Bliss Health and Beauty

    104 Dawson Rd (Ground Floor), Upper Mount Gravatt 4122
    Total Bliss Health and Beauty will make you feel incredible. Choose from remedial massage for deep aches and pains, or something lighter such as aromatherapy.
    (32)
  8. Healing Hands Chinese Relaxation Massage
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    Healing Hands Chinese Relaxation Massage

    445 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 3204
    Healing Hands Chinese Relaxation Massage proudly offers a range of services at affordable prices. Choose from remedial, aromatherapy and deep tissue massage.
    (5)
  9. Kalynda Chase Beauty & Massage
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    Kalynda Chase Beauty & Massage

    Shop 83/310 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale 4814
    Kalynda Chase Beauty and Massage is Aitkenvale’s go-to for sumptuous beauty and massage treatments that leave you with a natural glow.
    (6)
  10. ET Chinese Massage - South
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    ET Chinese Massage - South

    367 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    E.T Chinese Massage is your destination for authentic Chinese Massage and Cupping. Treatments are based on traditional Chinese and deep tissue oil massage.
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  11. Body Stimulants Beauty & Massage Centre
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    Body Stimulants Beauty & Massage Centre

    116 King Street, Newtown 2042
    Body Stimulants Beauty & Massage Centre offers a range of beauty services. Chill out with a fabulous Facial, IPL Hair Removal, Lash and Brow Treatments, or Wax.
    (6)
  12. Shen Chinese Medicine - South Melbourne Market
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    Shen Chinese Medicine - South Melbourne Market

    166 York Street, South Melbourne 3205
    Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Centres offers a range of wellness and therapeutic services including Chinese, deep tissue oil and remedial massages.
    (6)
  13. Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture - St Kilda
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    Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture - St Kilda

    166 Acland St, St Kilda 3182
    Enjoy a traditional Chinese massage, reflexology or cupping with Dr Shen, who has over twenty years experience as a Chinese medicine practitioner.
    (15)
  14. Life Essence Natural Therapies and Counsel
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    Life Essence Natural Therapies and Counsel

    27 City Road, Beenleigh 4207
    Life Essence Natural Therapies and Counsel provide wellness therapies such as massage, acupuncture, counselling, naturopathy and floatation therapy.
    (12)
  15. Radiant Chinese Massage
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    Radiant Chinese Massage

    689 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039
    Radiant Chinese Massage is a premium Chinese massage facility in Rozelle offering exceptional Chinese massage and beauty treatments.
    (6)
  16. Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy
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    Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy

    37 Coral Fern Drive, Cooroibah 4565
    Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy is a truly gifted healer. Bill's services include Sports, Remedial, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Shiatsu.
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  17. Eassa Day Spa
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    Eassa Day Spa

    34 Hindley Street, Adelaide CBD 5000
    Eassa Day Spa offers a range of treatments including facials, cosmetic injectables, Thai massage, pregnancy massage, and eye, neck and décolletage treatments.
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  18. Orchard Road Nail & Beauty
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    Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
    Discover the beautiful modern salon at Orchard Road Nail & Beauty. The expert staff are committed to providing premium service in a calming, tranquil space.
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  19. Forest Day Spa
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    Forest Day Spa

    325 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia, Brunswick 3056
    Forest Day Spa offers a luxurious range of traditional Chinese massage and beauty selections. Enjoy acupuncture, cupping, or luscious eyelash extensions.
    (5)
  20. 89 Beauty Centre
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    89 Beauty Centre

    173A Rowe St, Eastwood 2122
    89 Beauty Centre is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction. Choose from IPL hair removal, a fabulous range of facials, massage, and cupping treatments.
    (5)
Average rating of venues offering Cupping across Australia
4.7 · based on 641 reviews of 243 venues

CUPPING

Cupping therapy may be really trendy now, but it's not new. Dating all the way back to ancient Egypt, China, and the Middle East, its therapeutic qualities have long been recognised.

Cupping is considered to be a form of alternative medicine, and is closely linked with traditional Chinese medicine. It is a very specific skill and you should always book with a recognised practitioner.

There are two distinct forms of cupping therapy - dry and wet. Most people opt for dry cupping as the alternative does sound a little scary at first.

Treats Pain & Inflammation

The traditional way of carrying out dry cupping is for the practitioner to burn a small amount of flammable material in the cup. When the fire goes out, the cup will be placed upside down on your skin. As the cup cools, it creates a seal and a vacuum, which leads to those raised red circles you see on the skin.

This may seem like a strange treatment to have, but it's actually very beneficial in treating pain and inflammation. It also acts like a deep tissue massage to give you a real sense of peace and relaxation.

Traditional cups are made from glass, earthenware or bamboo. Some cupping practitioners use silicone cups or a rubber pump so, if you prefer a more authentic treatment, be sure to ask what they use when you book.

Get Rid of Toxins

With wet cupping, treatment starts out the same but, when the cup is removed, the practitioner makes some tiny cuts on your skin with a small scalpel. Cupping is then repeated, in order to draw out a little blood.

This type of cupping therapy is believed to draw out toxins and other harmful substances from your body.

Do be aware that, although not painful, cupping will leave marks on your skin for a couple of days, so definitely don't go for a session straight before a big night out. Generally the marks are red, but they can appear bruised if the session was to treat an injury or energy blockage.

Cupping Offers Many Benefits

Qualified cupping practitioners, like the ones you'll find here at BookWell, believe this ancient treatment offers many beneficial effects.

  • Blood Booster - Cupping can help with blood disorders, including anaemia and haemophilia.
  • Anti-inflammatory - Cupping therapy stimulates your body to produce anti-inflammatory chemicals, to further aid recovery. It can help with arthritis, fibromyalgia, fertility problems, skin problems, depression, anxiety, allergies, migraines and even varicose veins.
  • Better Blood Flow - Cupping works by drawing blood flow to the affected area to boost healing, and also helps the tissue develop new blood flow.
  • Relaxation - The great thing about cupping therapy is that it can be combined with a massage for maximum benefit and relaxation. In which case, you'll need to look through our list of practitioners for one who does both.

Few Side Effects

If you're concerned about cupping therapy side effects, rest assured. Apart from that redness or mild bruising we mentioned, most people experience no side effects with dry cupping.

If you opt for wet cupping, you may feel a little discomfort. The practitioner may apply soothing medicated ointment and a dressing.

If you are unsure whether a cupping treatment is suitable for you - for example, you may be pregnant - why not discuss it with your doctor first. And you should always share any concerns with the cupping practitioner.

Celebrity Status

Interestingly, the number of people seeking cupping therapy swells dramatically every time the Olympic Games take place. This is due to the fact that many members of the Australian, US and Chinese swim teams have been spotted - quite literally!

Ever since Australia's Michael Phelps showed off his cupping 'bruises' at the Rio Games, this treatment has enjoyed celebrity status.