Cupping Massage

Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation— stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow.  It is another effective form of releasing blockages, causing it to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system. 


Effective cupping will leave marks on your skin for a couple of days. Although these may have the appearance of a bruise, they do not cause pain.



What is Cupping Massage?

The traditional method of the cupping involves the use of flame to create a vacuum inside the cup which are then applied to soft tissue areas such as the back, shoulders, and thighs.

It is used to lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

First, oil is applied to the skin. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin (sliding cupping) and/or the cups are left in place for about five to ten minutes while the patient relaxes.

What can it treat?


  • back and neck pains
  • stiff and tight muscles
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • migraines
  • rheumatism
  • frozen shoulder
  • sciatica


How will it feel?

Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. Lifting and separating of the derma, the connective tissue underneath, the muscle tendon and ligament are all achieved by cupping. For most people, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation.



What benefits may I receive?

The physiological effects of cupping include a direct stimulation of the musculoskeletal system.

It aims to relieve muscular tension and is a great alternative to traditional massages. Also cupping balances the yin and yang of the body and promotes blood and Qi circulation, therefore, assists in the elimination of toxins and enhances organ functions.











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  • Reiki Master
  • Theta Healing Practitioner
  • Professional Member of Reflexology Association of Australia
  • Member of International Institute of Reflexology (U.S.A.)

Monday - Saturday


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Contact Etsuko  

on mob 0425 787 184



'Natural Pathways'

65-67 Percy Street,

Mitcham Vic.