What is Cupping Therapy ?
There are different types of cupping techniques and multiple cups ranging from silicone, plastic, and glass. Many of our providers have been trained and certified in cupping therapy. Those providers combine their treatment with suction or fire cupping therapy or to provide a relaxing yet therapeutic treatment. Traditional massage techniques are used with cupping techniques to loosen connective tissues and release painful trigger points (knots). Cupping creates a vacuum effect on the skin which draws excess fluids and toxins, stimulates the nervous system and brings blood flow and circulation to tight and stagnant areas. It also helps with fascial restrictions, providing a stronger stretch that we may not be able to get with manual therapy.
The Round Marks
Cupping can leave marks on the skin’s surface. These marks are from the tiny capillaries at the skin’s surface – these sometimes break due to the pressure of the cups – they repair easily and the bodies response in repairing them also aides in healing the affected area. The marks look like bruises but are more like “hickeys”, they can vary from a light pink to deeper purple shades, it depends on the person and the condition being treated. We won’t know if or how dark these marks will get until we do the treatment. They can last 7-30 days, and they are not painful. Some soreness post treatment can be expected if the client is not properly hydrated after their cupping session.
Our team of experienced cupping therapists at Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic Bedford and Fall River make it their mission to help you resolve your pain, muscle, tension or stress, and improve your overall health and wellness!
- Morning, Afternoon & Evening Appointments
- Optional Email Reminders
- Direct Billing Available For Blue Cross, Great West Life, Manulife and more!
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Do I Need A Referral For Cupping Therapy?
For Cupping Therapy a referral is not necessary, however, certain insurance companies will require a doctors referral for reimbursement, this would be covered under your benefits for either massage therapy or physiotherapy depending on the therapist performing the cupping treatment. Please check with your insurance provider to determine if a referral is necessary. Should you have any questions, please call the clinic at 902-700-6115.
Which Companies Do You Provide Direct Billing For?
We can direct bill for most patients/clients who have the following insurance coverage:
- Blue Cross
- Great-West Life
- Industrial Alliance
- Manulife Financial
- Maximum Benefit
- Johnson inc.
- Johnston Group
- Standard Life
- SunLife Financial
- Chambers of Commerce
- Green Shield
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
You may cancel your appointment anytime without charge up to 4 hours prior to your appointment.
What Methods Of Payments Do You Accept?
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, cheque, or cash.
How Much Does Cupping Therapy Cost?
Cupping is one of the many tools our therapists use in treatments sessions, the cost will vary depending on the therapist’s service type.
- Assessments are $95
- Subsequent visits are $70
- 30 minute appointments are $55+tax
- 60 minute appointments are $85+tax
- 90 minute appointments are $115+tax
- Assessments are $100
- Subsequent visits are $90
How Many Massage Therapy Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions is always your choice. Many people book appointments to help relax,relieve pain and improve health and wellness, as needed. Based on your goals (such as injury management, loosen tight muscles, etc), symptoms, history and physical assessment, our therapist may recommend a treatment plan to achieve your goals. For optimal tissue health benefits, some people will book regularly scheduled appointments, similar to regular dentist visits.
Do You Treat Athletes?
Yes, a number of our clients are athletes ranging from weekend warrior, marathon runners and professional athletes.
Do You Treat Motor Vehicle Accidents?
Yes, we provide chiropractic for injury management, such as whiplash, following a motor vehicle accident. We direct bill to motor vehicle insurance companies.