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There are many different types of alternative therapies available in Melbourne, and cupping therapy is one of them. This form of therapy has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, and is said to have a variety of health benefits.

Cupping therapy involves placing glass cups on the skin, which creates a suction that helps to draw out toxins and improve circulation. The therapist may also use massage techniques during the session.

Some of the reported benefits of cupping therapy include reduced pain and inflammation, improved digestion, and reduced stress levels. There is not yet any scientific evidence to support these claims, but many people who have tried cupping say that it has helped them feel better.

If you’re interested in trying cupping therapy, there are a few things you should know before you book a session.

Discovering Health Benefits of Cupping Therapy in Melbourne

People in Melbourne are still unfamiliar with the effects of cupping. Cupping therapy dates back to the ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle East cultures. As per the Ebers Papyrus (one of the oldest medical textbook in the world), Egyptians are using the cupping therapy since 1,550 B.C.

According to recent Australian and Chinese researchers, cupping therapy is quite effective when combined with other medical treatments and physical therapies. It can be helpful in treating various ailments and conditions like:

  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Facial paralysis
  • Acne

Apart from these, cupping has numerous other health benefits. It works wonders for patients with coughs, cold, flu, muscle and back pain, anxiety and stress, poor blood circulation, fevers, aches, allergies, red itchy skin conditions (although these cups are applied away from the inflamed areas), and numerous other pains. It also helps in removing the toxins from body and stimulating flow of fresh lymph, blood and Qi – particularly to the affected area and throughout the body. At Alternative Myotherapy, we use hands-on-experience to provide exceptional cupping benefits to you.

Cupping Therapy – the process

While looking for cupping therapy in Melbourne, you can find two major types of cupping therapies, namely “dry cupping” and “wet cupping”. The dry cupping process only includes suction and trails more towards ‘therapeutic and relaxation approach’. Whereas wet cupping is a combination of suction and controlled medicinal flow and follows the ‘curative-treatment approach’. During both types of processes, the cups create a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. Thus, you usually feel a tight sensation within the region of the cup. Often this sensation is soothing and relaxing.

A safe and painless way to experience benefits of cupping

We provide an assortment of introductory treatments and more comprehensive cupping therapy packages that can be tailored to your needs and goals. Our trained professionals will teach you everything you need to know about cupping, so you can make the most informed decision for yourself.

Curious about what it feels like?

You have nothing to lose but time – our introductory treatments last 30 minutes, we offer a free consultation, and our packages are affordable! Come see what all the fuss is about. 

Cupping Therapy at Alternative Myotherapy

You can consult Alternative Myotherapy to know if cupping is the possible cure to your ailments. We are Myotherapist based out of Melbourne and offer various therapies like Dry Needling, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Therapy, Muscular Therapy, and other myofacial therapies across Melbourne.

For consultation and treatment, you can book an appointment with us from Monday to Saturday between 8 AM to 8 PM. Call us at 0449 698 635 or drop an email at

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