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Suburb / Postcode
Service / Treatment
ENTA
5 Lloyd Street, Strathmore 3041
Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage, Spa, Reflexology, Relaxation Massage
Thai Royal Orchid Massage
2 1192 Sandgate Road, Nundah 4012
Head Massage, Foot Massage, Body Massage, Neck Massage, Face Massage
Bamboo Therapeutic
215A Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144
Spa, Oil Massage, Cupping, Reflexology, Foot Massage
Suggar Beauty Clinic
Shop 1 466 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
Stone Massage Therapy, Cupping, Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Back Massage
TM's Hair and Beauty Salon
98 Ferguson St, Williamstown 3016
Women's Haircut, Lip Tattoo, Pedicure, Capillary Treatments, Leg Waxing
Life Essence Natural Therapies and Counsel
27 City Road, Beenleigh 4207
Chinese Medicine, Manicure, Hypnotherapy, Moxibustion, Pre and Post Natal Massage
Orchard Road Nail & Beauty
231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
Back Massage, Bikini Waxing, Face Waxing, Brazilian Waxing, Sciatica
Regimen Massage
Shop 6A/ 168 Gowan Road, Sunnybank Hills 4109
Relaxation Massage, Bath, Remedial Massage, Ionic Foot Detox, Antioxidant Facial
Total Bliss Health and Beauty
586 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba 4102
Threading, Cupping, Pre and Post Natal Massage, Facial, Brazilian Waxing
Momentara Thai Wellness
147 Church Street , Brighton 3186
Neck Massage, Foot Massage, Back Massage, Remedial Massage, Stone Massage Therapy
Bio Functional Medicine and Brunswick Naturopathy
446 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057
Acne Treatments, Biofeedback, Chinese Medicine, Head Massage, Body Massage
Spring Beauty & Therapy
20-22 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
Reflexology, Leg Massage, Acupressure, Body Massage, Foot Massage
Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture - St Kilda
166 Acland St, St Kilda 3182
Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Stone Massage Therapy, Chinese Medicine, Foot Reflexology
Brighton Clinical Soft Tissue Therapist
Suite 4, 214 Bay Street, Brighton 3186
Stone Massage Therapy, Body Massage, Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Dry Needling
Zenicure Massage - Chadstone
Shop F009A 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone 3148
Leg Massage, Foot Spa, Body Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue Massage
Active Healing
26 Hull Road, Mount Martha 3934
Remedial Massage, Body Massage, Qigong, Cupping, Pre and Post Natal Massage
Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture - CBD
Shop TM02, Mezzanine Level, Cnr Bourke St & Goldsborough Lane, Melbourne CBD 3000
Deep Tissue Massage, Acupuncture, Shoulder Massage, Cupping, Chinese Medicine
Zenicure Massage - Preston
Shop C 019A 2-50 Murray Road, Preston 3072
Reflexology, Leg Massage, Back Massage, Relaxation Massage, Foot Reflexology
Shen Chinese Massage and Acupuncture - Port Melbourne
163 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207
Neck Massage, Chinese Massage, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Foot Spa
Comfort Zone Clinic
76 Ultimo Road, Haymarket 2000
Skin Lightening, Mole Removal, Aromatherapy Massage, Underarm Waxing, Salt Therapy
Ginseng Chinese Medicine
The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067
Acupuncture, Foot Spa, Ear Candling, Remedial Massage, Reflexology

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.