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Cupping Therapy in Ottawa: Boost Your Well-being For Faster Recovery

Experience Effective Relief with our Expert Cupping Techniques in Downtown Ottawa

Looking to alleviate muscle tension, chronic pain, fatigue, or inflammation? Find out how our cupping therapy can help. Our expert physiotherapists and chiropractors frequently perform cupping therapy to treat musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other common health issues. Many athletes choose to go through cupping therapy to treat aches and improve blood circulation.

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Benefits of Cupping Treatment

It is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is performed by placing cups on the skin. The vacuum in the cup creates suction. The purpose of suction is to treat inflammation, enhance blood flow, help with pain, and promote relaxation. 

A few conditions for which we use cupping treatment for include:

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Digestive disorders
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • TMJ (jaw) disorders
What is Cupping Treatment

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We provide multiple services & treatments in an all-in-one location. We sell equipment orthotics and give home-care advice and stretches.

How does Cupping Treatment Work?

The cupping is normally performed by placing glass or plastic cups on your skin and sucking the air out of them with the help of small rubber pumps. This creates a vacuum in the cup, resulting in the blood vessels expanding and an increased blood flow to the area. 

The vacuum can also be created by placing a cup on your skin, and then we use a function to create a vacuum in the cup.

As opposed to massage therapy, which involves applying direct pressure to release tension, cupping uses negative pressure to lift the muscle fibres and increase blood flow.

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Cupping Therapy: Supporting Athletic Performance and Recovery

Cupping therapy has emerged as a popular treatment among athletes seeking to enhance their performance and accelerate recovery.

This boost in circulation aids in the faster healing of muscles, reduces inflammation, and relieves pain, making it an invaluable tool for athletes dealing with intense training and competition schedules.

Moreover, cupping has been noted for its effectiveness in improving flexibility and range of motion, key components for athletic prowess.

By incorporating cupping into their regular wellness routines, athletes can enjoy improved recovery times, reduced muscle soreness, and enhanced overall physical performance.

What Can I Expect
During A Cupping Treatment?

It is a relatively painless process. You will feel a pressure sensation, almost like a deep massage, and the pressure can be adjusted to your comfort level. 

The cups are usually applied on the back, but sometimes, they are applied on the legs, too, for treating different muscle tension conditions. 

The cups are usually applied for 15 to 20 minutes. Sometimes, the cups can be slid up and down muscle groups for additional benefits. Your therapist will keep checking on you to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed.

Depending on your condition and symptoms, the cupping treatment can be combined with an acupuncture treatment during the same session. 

What is Dry Cupping

The process described above is commonly known as dry cupping Sometimes, dry cupping is done before puncturing your skin for wet cupping.  

Sometimes dry cupping is done before puncturing your skin for wet cupping. Wet cupping is a variation of the procedure in which your therapist or practitioner will puncture your skin to draw out some blood during the suction process (which we don’t do).

Note: We only do dry cupping at Kent Chiro-Med Clinic.

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Benefits of Cupping Therapy

  • Reduces inflammation and pain.
  • Enhances blood flow.
  • Promotes relaxation and well-being.
  • Safe, non-invasive, and inexpensive treatment.
  • Helps in the healing process.

Who Should Avoid Cupping?

  • Pregnant or lactating women should avoid cupping.
  • People suffering from low blood pressure, bleeding disorders, kidney diseases, heart diseases, ascites, open sores, and leukemia should also avoid cupping.

Ready to Try Cupping?

While the treatment is mostly used by people suffering from chronic pain and inflammation, anyone can make an appointment to find out if they are a good candidate to undergo this procedure.

Reach out today to learn more and get started.

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Cupping therapy, or hijama, is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been practiced in many countries and cultures of the world.


 There has been some research on this technique, which suggests that it is highly effective in the treatment of pain, reducing systolic blood pressure, and the treatment of cellulitis.

It is generally safe and painless.

When the suction is applied, you might feel a little pressure similar to that of a deep tissue massage.

Your skin might get bruises, which can last from a few hours to a few days, depending on the pressure applied and the technique used.

 As cupping helps to ease muscular tension, you can also experience some tenderness in the targeted areas.

It is not advisable or safe during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or if you are suffering from low blood pressure, hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders.

We choose the size of the cup according to the size and curvature of the muscle group we are targeting.

Normally, we use larger cups on the back due to wide musculature and smaller cups on the legs due to narrow circumference and lesser flesh for suction.

 Larger cups have a greater effect on releasing muscle tension.