top of page


Exclusively at North Sydney & Chatswood, we now offer targeted cupping therapy as an effective, alternative pain management solution.


Originating as a form of traditional Chinese herbal medicine therapy, cupping therapy involves placing special cups on the patient's skin to create suction. This suction relieves muscle tension and increases blood flow which promotes cellular healing. 

The resulting vacuum sensation causes the patient's skin to rise up and redden as a result of the blood vessels expanding. Infinite Health's approach to cupping sees these suction cups stay on for a period of around three minutes. 

Cupping helps form new connective tissues and creates new blood vessels in the tissue. It brings toxins to the surface of the skin and draws them out from deep within your body. 


A cupping therapy session can provide pain relief from stiff muscles, improve range of motion, assist with recovery from injuries around the back and groin, and even provide relief from a tight chest brought on by asthma.


Furthermore, cupping can potentially aid in reducing inflammation, decreasing skin tension, and improving your neurological response system. Providing cupping therapy Sydney services, we ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. The treatment is targeted to help with muscular aches and pain, headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and knee pain.

Exclusively at our
North Sydney & Chatswood clinic with...

Kevin Jensen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kevin loves to help people to return to their life and sports as quickly as possible. He feels most rewarded when he sees his patients return to their activities or sports without any pain. 


He is trained as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Australia, and also holds a degree as a Physiotherapist from his home country of Argentina.

Kevin J.jpg

Cupping Therapy Sydney FAQ



Does cupping therapy hurt?


Infinite Health’s approach to cupping therapy in Sydney is as pain-free for our clients as possible. Patients may experience mild to strong pressure where small glass cups are placed. This tension is similar in force to that experienced in a deep tissue massage. The cause of this is the sensation of the superficial muscle layer being drawn into the cup and is how this therapy is so effective in providing relief. 


Are there any side effects of cupping therapy?


You will most likely have seen the visual effects of cupping therapy on your favourite athletes online. It is a very safe procedure, backed by sports scientists in Australia and Olympic athletes across the world. 


The therapy will invariably leave some markings and bruises on the skin where the cups were placed to increase circulation. The discolouration is a completely normal reaction, and cases are often mild and do not signify anything has gone wrong. Unlike actual bruises, the marks from cupping will not be as tender to the touch. For first-time patients, you might experience some very mild discomfort in the areas, which is typically a sign of the treatment working! 


For the cupping therapy Sydney athletes and beyond turn to, Infinite Health is here to deliver a fully accredited experience. We place patients' health at the forefront of every treatment. 


Where are the most common areas for cupping?


Typical cupping therapy involves placing the cups to the following areas of the body: 


  • Back

  • Buttocks

  • Groin

  • Legs

  • Chest

  • Abdomen



How long will I have cupping marks for?


The minor discolouration that is caused by the cups typically fades within seven days of your therapy. 



When should I avoid this therapy?


Cupping is not the best solution for every patient’s pain.


If you are on any form of blood-thinning medication, you should avoid cupping. Additionally, if you have any of the following, you should also temporarily avoid cupping:


  • Deep gashes or other wounds

  • Sunburn

  • Skin ulcers

  • Any internal organ disorders

  • Thinning skin

  • Experienced recent trauma to the body


At Infinite Health, we take the treatment of our patients seriously, which is why we generally won’t do any cupping on:


  • Directly on veins

  • Nerves

  • Inflamed skin

  • Eyes

  • Varicose veins

  • Lymph nodes


It is always worth speaking to your Infinite Health cupping therapist in Sydney if you have any blood conditions or associated circumstances that might cause you to experience cupping therapy differently, and if so, please raise them with your therapist. 


How often should I get cupping treatments?


The optimal frequency with which patients can come in for cupping varies from person to person and different treatment options like wet or fire cupping. For some, as often as two to three times per week can be possible with our cupping therapy in Sydney. Cupping is typically used in conjunction with other treatments like our Sydney shockwave therapy, also offered by Infinite Health. 


If you’re unsure about how often you should be cupping or whether it’s the right treatment for your body, get in touch with a member of the Infinite Health team today. 

In general, cupping therapy aims to relieve stagnation and tension in the targeted regions. It does this by loosening the muscles, stretching your fascia, promoting blood flow, and sedating your nervous system. Cupping therapy can be beneficial to a wide range of patients, and it is frequently used on athletes, office workers, and gymgoers.

bottom of page