*50 min. – $75
*80 min. – $110
A centuries-old Chinese traditional technique, fire cupping is performed by using any closed cup, could be glass, metal or wooden. In history, animal horns were even used. Applying heat on the body surface with the use of dried herbs or alcohol-soaked cotton, the warm air produced is then trapped with the cup faced down, the skin and body tissues are vacuumed as a result. The action is believed to extract body toxins which are the cause of the many ailments and body pains.
Performing cupping over injured sites promote better circulation, thus, speed up the healing process. The detoxification effect of the blood suction also allows for old blood to vacate the capillaries and be filled with new ones result to renewed energy and vitality.
Though cupping usually leaves a mark on the skin, which goes away in a day or two, it normally shouldn’t hurt and is even performed to children in many Asian countries.