fire cupping on back

FIRE CUPPING

Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in almost pure alcohol and inserting it into a glass cups to create a vacuum for suction.

Ideally Combined with Wet Cupping

What is Fire Cupping?

With fire cupping, the therapist uses glass cups and flames to create suction; they place the cups on certain parts of the body, depending on what the desired results are, and may slide some of the cups around. They’re left on for a brief period of time, then released. The procedure is relatively quick and painless.

Some of your questions answered

Why Fire?

There are many types of cupping, but fire cupping is the most traditional, original form of Chinese medicine. It uses glass cups (also traditional) and the fire “creates a better suction with glass cups,”  Fire cupping removes the “cold” in the body — cold is considered one of the “evils” in Chinese medicine of which practitioners aim to rid the body.

What about the marks?

The marks left after cupping is nothing to worry about because they are painless. Depending on the patient and what they suffer from, some marks may be darker than others. However, this usually heals within 2-5 days.

  • Pain relief
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Treats sports injuries
  • Can boost immunity when you’re sick
  • “Can relieve a cold immediately”
  • Stress relief through “aiding the peripheral nervous system and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system”
  • Brings body to homeostasis
  • Allows body to function and heal on its own

Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in almost pure alcohol. The cotton is clamped by a pair of forceps and lit via match or lighter, and, in one motion, placed into the cup and quickly removed, while the cup is placed on the skin. The fire uses up all the oxygen in the cup which creates a negative pressure inside the cup. The cup is then quickly placed onto the body and the negative pressure “sucks” the skin up. Massage oil is applied to create a better seal as well as allow the cups to glide over muscle groups (e.g. trapezius, erectors, latissimus dorsi, etc.) in an act called “gliding cupping” or “sliding cupping”. Dark circles may appear where the cups were placed because of capillary rupture just under the skin.

Service Overview

When we or someone we care for is sick or needs medical attention, we want the best care possible in the
shortest amount of time. Simply walk in and you will be seen as quickly as possible.

Fire cupping being performed on back
Fire cupping being performed on back using 8 cups
  • Pain Relief

    Fire Cupping is used to treat pain, ease scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues, and reduce swelling and muscle knots.

  • Sports Recovery

    A study paper in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine notes that professional athletes are increasingly using cupping therapy as part of their recovery practices.

  • Full Body Detox

    Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin colour within three treatments.

  • Skin Conditions

    A study paper in the journal PLoS One found that fire cupping was effective at treating Shingles (herpes zoster) and acne.

  • Full Body Detox

    Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin colour within three treatments.

  • Combine Other Therapies

    All our alternative therapies go hand-in-hand, you can therefore combine any of our therapies to achieve maximum results

Price List of Treatments

  • Fire Cupping (Back)
    £35
  • Fire Cupping + 12 Point Wet Cupping
    £55
  • Fire Cupping + Full Body Wet Cupping (25 cups)
    £90

Medical Walk-in Process

Book Online

An appointment is required in order to receive cupping treatment. For this reason, we have developed a simple to use online booking system for your convenience.

Consultation

One of our qualified practitioners offer will provide a free consultation which will cover the health issues your are experiencing and recommend the best possible treatment.

Treatment

One of our qualified Cupping practitioners will undergo the therapy in our of state-of-the-art clinic

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