Cupping Therapy

Cupping may be used on its own or combined with acupuncture.

Cupping Therapy, commonly known as Chinese Cupping, is a wonderfully relaxing method of stimulating and stretching out muscle tissues, releasing fascia, and strengthening and toning the soft tissues. Cupping is also very beneficial for sore muscles, injuries, (including sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries), TMJ, arthritis, edema, all digestive issues, colds, flus, lymphatic drainage and for detoxifying the body. Cupping is most often done on the clients back, but it can be done on almost any body part. In fact, cupping has many uses in cosmetic therapy.

Here is a description of the process:

  1. The practitioner rubs a light coat of massage oil over the area to be worked on.
  2. The cups are suctioned onto the clients body at various points chosen according to the symptoms the person is having. This is not painful, and is quite a pleasurable experience.
  3. The cups may be left in place or slowly dragged around on the area in a massage like motion. This is very helpful to ease stiff, sore muscles and to draw toxins out through the skin.
  4. The cups are removed and sanitized and the client feels great!

NOTE: Even though cupping is painless, there may be discolourations left on the body after the session. This is a result of stagnant blood cells and toxins being pulled up to the surface of the skin by the suction cups. The marks usually go away in a couple of days.

Interestingly, the more toxins you have, the more marks you usually get from the cups. For example if you have a cold, flu or other illness you are more likely to have marks on your skin. As your health improves, the marks will be lighter and lighter with each subsequent treatment. The theory is that darker marks appear because you have toxins in your body, and as the toxins are pulled out over time, your skin will not mark as much with cupping.

Bonnie learned cupping therapy through her acupuncture training and has also done extra training with the International Cupping Therapy Association.

Contact Bonnie today to book your session!

OR, Bonnie has online courses in facial cupping therapy and cellulite smoothing cupping therapy. She trains other professionals in cupping therapy and provides one-on-one coaching for those who would like to learn to do cupping at home.


Please be sure you are well hydrated before coming for cupping therapy.

Who Is Bonnie?

Bonnie Adam is a Registered Acupuncturist, a cupping therapist and a Reiki Master and intuitive healer. She also teaches a variety of workshops including Reiki and cupping therapy.

"Follow your healing pathway."

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