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Cupping Therapy

WHAT IS CUPPING?

Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points or larger areas of the body. It involves placing cups on the skin in a way that creates suction. This is believed to stimulate blood flow and free up energy blockages to promote natural healing. Cupping therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain, ease tense muscles and encourage relaxation.

HOW DOES CUPPING WORK?

Cupping is rather like a ‘reverse’ deep-tissue massage using suction instead of downward pressure. The blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.

In cupping, the therapist creates a vacuum inside each cup and quickly places it onto the skin. The cups will typically be in place for five to ten minutes, but some treatments can last up to twenty minutes depending on the nature of your condition.

If large areas of the body need treating, a technique known as massage cupping is used. The skin will be lubricated so your therapist can glide the cups over the muscles being treated.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION HAS RECOGNISED OSTEOPATHY AS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT

Our osteopaths are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are very skilled at what they do. They have been professionally trained to not just focus on one area of treatment, but rather to focus on the body as a whole.

Some of our osteopaths are trained in specific areas of osteopathy including sports injuries, cranial and visceral osteopathy. By treating each patient as an individual, our osteopaths can give each patient the treatment they specifically need, ensuring that they receive the best possible outcome.

If you would like to book an appointment with our Richmond osteopaths, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184, email us at info@theforgeclinic.com. Alternatively, you can book online.

We suggest you wear loose clothing for physical treatments. Please note that you may be asked to remove some items of clothing. Also, do tell your practitioner if you feel any discomfort during your treatment and they will stop straightaway.

WHAT IS CUPPING USED FOR?

The main uses of cupping are to:

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Cupping feels like gentle suction and is not painful. However, it can leave reddish, circular marks on the skin where the cups have drawn blood to the surface. The marks are temporary and will generally disappear within a few days.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Cupping may not be suitable for everyone and is not recommended if you are pregnant. At The Forge Clinic we will carry out a full consultation with you before your first treatment to determine whether cupping is right for you and how you could benefit from this therapy.

BOOKING

If you would like to book an appointment with Sandra O’Hagan, our skilled acupuncturist and cupping practitioner, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184 or email us at info@theforgeclinic.com.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

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TESTIMONIALS

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

WHAT IS CUPPING?

Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points or larger areas of the body. It involves placing cups on the skin in a way that creates suction. This is believed to stimulate blood flow and free up energy blockages to promote natural healing. Cupping therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain, ease tense muscles and encourage relaxation.

HOW DOES CUPPING WORK?

Cupping is rather like a ‘reverse’ deep-tissue massage using suction instead of downward pressure. The blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.

In cupping, the therapist creates a vacuum inside each cup and quickly places it onto the skin. The cups will typically be in place for five to ten minutes, but some treatments can last up to twenty minutes depending on the nature of your condition.

If large areas of the body need treating, a technique known as massage cupping is used. The skin will be lubricated so your therapist can glide the cups over the muscles being treated.

WHAT IS CUPPING USED FOR?

The main uses of cupping are to:

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Cupping feels like gentle suction and is not painful. However, it can leave reddish, circular marks on the skin where the cups have drawn blood to the surface. The marks are temporary and will generally disappear within a few days.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Cupping may not be suitable for everyone and is not recommended if you are pregnant. At The Forge Clinic we will carry out a full consultation with you before your first treatment to determine whether cupping is right for you and how you could benefit from this therapy.

BOOKING

If you would like to book an appointment with Sandra O’Hagan, our skilled acupuncturist and cupping practitioner, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184 or email us at info@theforgeclinic.com.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

The Forge Clinic

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

WHAT IS CUPPING?

Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points or larger areas of the body. It involves placing cups on the skin in a way that creates suction. This is believed to stimulate blood flow and free up energy blockages to promote natural healing. Cupping therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain, ease tense muscles and encourage relaxation.

HOW DOES CUPPING WORK?

Cupping is rather like a ‘reverse’ deep-tissue massage using suction instead of downward pressure. The blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.

In cupping, the therapist creates a vacuum inside each cup and quickly places it onto the skin. The cups will typically be in place for five to ten minutes, but some treatments can last up to twenty minutes depending on the nature of your condition.

If large areas of the body need treating, a technique known as massage cupping is used. The skin will be lubricated so your therapist can glide the cups over the muscles being treated.

WHAT IS CUPPING USED FOR?

The main uses of cupping are to:

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

– stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and promote healing
– ease back, shoulder and neck pain and tension and loosen tight muscles
– relieve stress and promote relaxation.

People also report many other benefits, ranging from improved well-being to healthier-looking skin and even the alleviation of colds and congestion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Cupping feels like gentle suction and is not painful. However, it can leave reddish, circular marks on the skin where the cups have drawn blood to the surface. The marks are temporary and will generally disappear within a few days.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Cupping may not be suitable for everyone and is not recommended if you are pregnant. At The Forge Clinic we will carry out a full consultation with you before your first treatment to determine whether cupping is right for you and how you could benefit from this therapy.

BOOKING

If you would like to book an appointment with Sandra O’Hagan, our skilled acupuncturist and cupping practitioner, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184 or email us at info@theforgeclinic.com.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

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Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment. Call us on 020 8332 6184 or email info@theforgeclinic.com, you can also book online.

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