Massage & Body Work Therapies

Soft Cupping Therapy

How does cupping therapy work?

A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin by means of suction. This lifts the underlying soft tissue stretching the fascia (connective tissue beneath the skin) thus creating a stretch effect.

The cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes allowing the release of toxins and localised healing to take place.


Are there any other uses for cupping therapy?

Further uses of cupping:

  • Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open “the meridians” of the body.
    Meridians are believed to be conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that when opened allowed invigorating energy to treat the whole body holistically.
  • Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to 4 inches into tissues causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. This makes cupping a good means of delivering deep tissue manipulation.


Does cupping therapy leave marks on the body after the treatment?

There may be some temporary marks left by the cups in areas of the body where large stagnation of toxins and tension in the tissues is held. This is normal and usually resolves within 2-8 days and can be speeded up by drinking lots of water and resting.

Available location

This session is available at the Washbrook Centre

The Outside Studio in Washbrook is the location in Ipswich where Nina Parnham teaches fitness classes and gives treatments.

Available Options:

Soft Cupping Therapy

  • Soft Cupping Therapy

    Single session

    Duration: 60 minutes


Soft Cupping Therapy

  • Gift Voucher – Soft Cupping Massage therapy

    Single Session

    Duration: 60 minutes


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