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What is Cupping and why it's Beneficial

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist places special cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures.

Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It can be particularly effective at

easing conditions that cause muscle aches and pains. The cups can also be applied to major

acupressure points to effectively treat digestive issues, skin issues and respiratory conditions.

Benefits Include:

- Reduced pain and inflammation

- Improved blood flow

- Relaxation, well being and deep tissue massage

- Facilitates the healing process and strengthens the immune system

Cupping is a low-risk therapy. The side effects will typically occur during the treatment or

immediately after. Lightheadedness or dizziness, sweating or nausea may be experienced.

Cupping can leave circular marks on the skin where the cups were placed. Mild bruising or other marks usually go away within 10 days of the session.

Cupping is offered by RMT's, Angel Riccio and Lisa Falla as an add-on treatment. Please call the clinic for more information and to book an appointment.

Angel Riccio is a registered massage therapist at Dupont Naturopathic Family Centre. Angel has decades of experience in natural and holistic spaces as they relate to the mind, body, and spirit. A devout practitioner of yoga and believer of whole foods as medicine, Angel is interested in anything and everything that can make a body feel its absolute best.

Book an appointment with Angel here.


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