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  • 1 hour
  • 110 New Zealand dollars
  • Dixon Street

Service Description

Like Tui Na, cupping is a technique that has been used by practitioners for more than 2000 years. It is thought to affect tissues up to 10 cm deep. The suction resulting from using this technique can loosen tightened muscles, encourage blood flow, sedate the nervous system, open the skins’ pores,balance and re-align the flow of Qi and aids the body’s ability to flush out toxins.  HOW DOES IT FEEL? ​ When the cups are placed on your skin, you may feel a strong suction – most people find this relaxing.  Cupping often leaves non-permanent marks after the treatment is over. Cupping marks are not bruises, they are the result of suction,not pressure causing trauma.  The most important factor to note, cupping does not cause pain. ​ HOW DOES IT WORK? ​ Cupping works by creating a vacuum in a jar or cup – a flame is usually used in order to create the vacuum. The cup is then applied to the skin where it pulls up the underlying tissue. The amount of suction all depends on the condition being treated – it can be mild or great. The cups can be moved (after oil has been applied to the skin), or they can be left over a particular area. Treatment time includes set up and changing time.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to change or cancel your appointment that's no problem! We require 24 hours notice. Changes within less than 24 hours are required to be called through and will incur a minimum $30 late change fee, but may incur the full appointment price if we are unable to full the space. No shows will incur the full cost of the appointment, or a minimum fee of $50 (whichever is higher). Thanks for booking with us! Tao Clinic

Contact Details

  • 64 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

    027 439 6287

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