Cupping Therapy



Cupping Therapy 拔罐 is a safe, traditional treatment that resolves chronic muscle tightness and pain faster than massage therapy alone.

Cupping is an alternative therapy that involves suctioning the skin with glass, plastic, or silicone cups. It may improve blood flow, boost immune function, remove toxins, and also reduce pain.

Moreover, have you noticed more and more celebrities showing up to events with little round marks on their backs? These marks that come from cupping treatment. But what is it?

Cupping treatment is also a type of alternative therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Because this suction improves energy flow in the body and facilitates healing.


Cupping therapy is an ancient healing technique used to ease pain. A provider places cups on your back, stomach, arms, legs, or other parts of your body. While a vacuum or suction force inside the cup pulls your skin upward.

Cupping therapy originated in China and West Asia. People have also practiced this method for thousands of years.

Other names for cupping therapy include cupping, cup therapy, and suction cup therapy.


Cupping uses suction to draw blood to or away from specific areas of your body. People mostly use cupping to relieve conditions that cause pain. Some people say it also helps with chronic health issues. Cupping Singapore may ease symptoms of:

  1. Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain
  3. Asthma and other breathing issues
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  5. Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders like irritable bowel disease (IBD)
  6. Headaches and migraines
  7. High blood pressure (hypertension)


(1) Cupping clears congestion and treats asthma

Cupping treats congestion caused by a cold, bronchitis, or even asthma. The cup's suction breaks up congestion, bringing oxygen-rich blood and lymph to your lungs and respiratory muscles. The practitioner usually places cups on your back but may also place them on your chest. Your therapist may leave the cups in place or gently glide them upward to facilitate lymph fluid movement. Facial cupping can also unblock your sinuses.

(2) Cupping clears colon blockages and aids digestion

Cupping engages the parasympathetic nervous system, while increasing blood flow to the digestive tract. While gentle cupping over the abdomen stimulates the insides of your digestive organs. It further aids in peristalsis, helps clear colon blockages. Then encourages blood and body fluid movement through your organs, and relieves indigestion.

(3) Cupping reduces anxiety

When your therapist glides the cups across your skin, your parasympathetic nervous system engages, promoting deep relaxation throughout your body. Your parasympathetic nervous system slows your heart rate, assists in digestion, and increases intestinal and gland activity.

(4) Cupping reduces stretch marks and scars

Increased blood flow disposes of toxins, restores lymphatic circulation, and removes edema, reducing scarring. Because studies show cupping positively affects stretch marks and scars, even far from the cupping site.

(5) Cupping improves varicose veins and spider veins

(6) Cupping increases circulation

The cups' suction increases circulation at the placement sites.. This additional blood flow further relieves muscle tension and promotes cell repair. Increasing circulation with cupping also reduces the appearance of cellulite.

(7) Cupping encourages tissues to release toxins

Cupping boosts your body’s ability to release toxins. While focused blood flow helps flush built-up toxins through the lymphatic system, responsible for eliminating your body’s toxins and waste.


Suction from cupping draws fluid into the treated area, expanding and breaking open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under your skin. Because

your body replenishes the cupped areas with healthier blood flow, stimulating proper healing at a cellular level. Because of this effect, some people believe that cupping releases toxins.


There are different ways to do cupping. The steps vary slightly depending on the chosen method. Your provider will leave the cups in place for several minutes. Some treatments involve briefly moving the cups to stretch and massage the area.

Cupping methods include:

  • Dry:
    Your provider heats the inside of each cup. The traditional method involves setting an alcohol-soaked cotton ball aflame. The heat sends oxygen out of the cup, creating a vacuum. A more modern approach involves using a suction device to remove air from the cups. The vacuum force pulls your skin up into the cup.
  • Running:
    This is like dry cupping. But before beginning, your provider will apply lotion or oil to your skin. Once they place the cups, they’ll gently move them in different directions over the affected area of your body.
  • Bleeding:
    Your provider uses a needle to lightly puncture your skin before placing the cups. This allows for the release of toxins through the suctioned blood captured in the cup.


We always start with a FREE initial consultation to ensure you choose the right treatment and answer all your questions.

During this session, an experienced consultant will listen to your concerns and discuss your needs and expectations.

After a detailed examination, she will determine a cupping treatment plan suitable for your conditions. The recommended treatment plan may include one or more TCM and/or wellness treatments, depending on your needs.

Results may vary with individuals


The suction force from cupping breaks open tiny blood vessels called capillaries under your skin. You’ll have red, round cupping therapy marks that should fade in a week or two. Although these marks look like bruises, they’re not true bruises that injure muscle fibers.

How much does Cupping Cost

Cupping Price Singapore Trial Price Usual Price Duration of Treatment
Cupping Price Singapore $95.04 $213.84 30 minutes

FAQs About Cupping Therapy Singapore

Who can benefit from cupping massage Singapore?

Almost anyone can benefit from cupping therapy Singapore.  It is used to treat lack of mobility, tight muscles, scars and many diagnoses like headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and release of trigger points.

What to expect after cupping treatment?

Mild soreness is to be expected from the buildup of lactic acid in the muscle tissue, but less soreness than a deep tissue massage.  Bruises are to be expected and can last up to a week.  Physical exertion and heat are not recommended after the cupping treatment.

Cupping benefits are the following:
  • Release scar tissue and fascial adhesions
  • Reduce painful trigger points
  • Improve circulation, blood and lymph circulation
  • Relieve pain
  • Promote mobility and range of motion
  • Improves mature scars
  • Decrease toxins
How does cupping treatment feel?

Cupping treatment is very relaxing and generally not painful.  The sensation that is experienced is a pulling of the skin as the cup is moved in a rolling fashion.  Redness or a feeling of warmth is usually experienced after the release of the cup due to increase blood flow to the area. 

Cupping Side Effects

Cupping treatment is fairly safe, as long as you go to a trained health professional. But you could have these side effects in the area where the cups touch your skin:

  • Mild discomfort
  • Burns
  • Bruises
  • Skin infection

If the cups and equipment become contaminated with blood and are not sterilized correctly between patients, bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B and C can be spread.

Where to place cups for cupping massage?

Cups are most often applied to the:

  • back
  • chest
  • abdomen
  • buttocks
  • legs

Generally, the back is the most common area for cups to be used.

How long will the cupping therapy duration session last?

With dry cupping, the cup is kept in place for a set time, usually between 5 and 10 minutes.

With wet / bleeding cupping, the practitioner makes a small incision to draw blood before intentionally pulling stagnant blood out of the incision with the suction of the cup.

Running cupping usually involves the application of oil before the use of suction. Then the cups are slowly moved around the area, creating a massage-like effect. Depending on the kind of service you’re receiving, your session could last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more.

When it comes to flash cupping, the cups are quickly suctioned and then released, usually in the same generalized area of the body. This is usually a 5 to 10 minute process as well.

Who is not suitable for cupping massage?

Cupping massage is not recommended for everyone.

Don’t use cupping if you use blood-thinning medication. Also avoid cupping if you have:

  • a sunburn
  • a wound
  • a skin ulcer
  • experienced recent trauma
  • an internal organ disorder
  • thinning skin

Cupping massage shouldn’t be done on:

  • veins
  • arteries
  • nerves
  • skin inflammation or lesions
  • body orifices
  • eyes
  • lymph nodes
  • varicose veins