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CUPPING THERAPY TORONTO

 

The purpose of cupping therapy is to promote health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, releasing fascial adhesions and scar tissue, removing stagnation and promoting healthy circulation and lymphatic flow. Cupping therapy is an ancient medicine that utilizes silicone, plastic, or glass cups and a small vacuum to create a negative pressure through creating a gentle suction on the surface of the body. These cups are moved over the skin using lifting, gliding, shaking, popping, and rotating techniques, while gently pulling up on the cup. Cups may also be left on a stationary point for a short time to facilitate soft tissue release and joint mobilization. Suction with cupping can reach deep into the soft tissues and joints of the body, up to 4 inches, depending on the body part(s) being treated.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy:

A variety of  physiological changes occur in your body during a cupping therapy treatment:

  • Pain reduction
  • Reduced inflammation & swelling
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduction of fascial adhesions, scar tissue, trigger points, tight muscles
  • Removal of cellular debris, interstitial waste, stagnation and toxins from the body
  • Improved circulation & lymphatic drainage
  • Enhanced healing & recovery
  • Scar reduction & mobilization
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Stress relief & calming of nervous system

At our clinic, your Toronto cupping therapy treatment will often be done in combination with other manual therapy techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, soft tissue work on your muscles, spinal / joint manipulations or mobilizations, stretching, rehabilitative exercises, etc.  Combining cupping therapy with massage therapy, physiotherapy and / or chiropractic care often gives effective, longer-lasting results!

Who Can Benefit From Cupping?
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Shoulder pain & Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Elbow & forearm & wrist pain
  • Tight muscles
  • Hip & knee pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains & Plantar fasciitis
  • Headaches
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscular Strains
  • Arthritis Conditions
  • Stress & Insomnia

Our Yonge Eglinton Toronto Cupping Therapy Practitioner

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Dr. Katherine Au, Toronto Chiropractor | Acupuncture Practitioner

BSc Kin (Hons), DC, DAc, FCCRS(cand.), CSCS, ART®, GT®

Dr. Katherine Au is a Toronto Chiropractor, receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology.  She is also credentialed in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and has completed her Fellowship in Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences in Toronto.

Dr. Au is a certified Toronto Active Release Techniques Soft Tissue Treatment (ART®) provider in Spine, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Long Tract Nerve Entrapments, a movement-based soft tissue technique that treats injuries as well as overuse conditions, restores function, strength, range of motion and optimizes performance. She is also a certified Level 2 provider of Graston Technique (GT®), an instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization enabling the effective breakdown of scar tissue, fascial restrictions and treatment of other acute and chronic injuries.

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Active Release Techniques® Certified Provider | Graston Technique® Provider | Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist