Ottawa’s choice for Physiotherapy & Holistic Wellness

Located at:

1150 Morrison Dr #301, Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9, Canada

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM                                Sun: CLOSED

dry cupping


While not your traditional pain management treatment, cupping has become more mainstream in recent years, and it isn’t hard to pinpoint why. Amazingly effective at reducing pain and inflammation while also simultaneously increasing blood flow and relaxation, dry cupping has the potential to help you feel your best. 

During a dry cupping session, a trained therapist places special cups on your skin to produce suction. You will also likely notice that your therapist lights the cups on fire before placing them on your skin. The heat is what causes the suction. More specifically, as the air in the cup cools, it creates a suctioning effect. 

From here, your skin will start to get red and rise as your blood vessels expand. Again, this might sound scary or concerning, but this is exactly what you want to happen to get all the benefits of cupping. 

There are also manual pumping cups that don’t require heat. 

With dry cupping, our goal is to direct blood flow to where the cups have been placed.

If you’re interested in experiencing all the benefits of dry cupping, we are happy to report that we offer the best dry cupping therapy in Ottawa.

our dry cupping therapy process

At A Plus Physiotherapy, our procedure for Dry Cupping Therapy is a popular service for those looking for relief from chronic pain and tension. 

The therapy consists of a therapist placing heated cups on your skin in order to create suction. This suction helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities by improved lymphatic and muscular circulation, ultimately aiding in reducing soreness and restoring mobility. 

It is also known to alleviate stress and fatigue as well as speed up the recovery process from exercise or other physical activities. After each session you should feel refreshed and invigorated with an increased range of motion.

So if you’re looking for an alternative form of treatment, look no further than our procedure of Dry Cupping Therapy!

heated cups



benefits of manual osteopathy

reduced pain 

If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your body, dry cupping can help. Dry cupping can be performed anywhere there is tissue. This includes the shoulders, back, buttocks, chest, abdomen, and legs. Dry cupping effectively reduces pain commonly experienced throughout the body

improved circulation

Increasing blood flow can help with relieving muscle tension, as well as promote cellular repair. When we place one of the suction cups on the skin, we are helping direct blood flow to that part of the body. This idea works similarly in the lymphatic system, helping to drain lymph out of the body.

improved mobility

Many of our clients suffer from mobility issues. Whether this is not having a full range of motion in a part of the body or not being able to stand or walk for long periods, cupping can help improve stamina and range of motion. In turn, this often enhances the quality of life.

decreased toxins

An overload of toxins can cause many issues, including headaches, fatigue, water retention, and overall feelings of not being your best. Cupping therapy can help decrease these symptoms. Cupping therapy is well known for its ability to help remove toxins from the body.

Improve your overall feelings of wellness with our effective dry cupping therapy today.

Your body will thank you.

why choose us for your dry cupping therapy needs?

Your search for Ottawa dry cupping therapy ends today. A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is proud to offer some of the most advanced and high-quality cupping available in the area. 

All of our therapists are well trained in cupping and will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable and confident throughout your appointment. 

Whether you are searching for knee brace fitting, or cupping, every service at our facility is always performed with extreme attention to detail and impeccable customer service.

dry cupping therapy faqs


Why is cupping performed?

Dry cupping is a natural healing practice that has been used for centuries to help with various medical conditions. It works by gently placing glass, silicone, or plastic cups onto the skin in order to create suction. This suction helps to increase blood flow and encourages lymphatic drainage which can help reduce inflammation and improve overall health. 

Dry cupping also helps with relaxation and can be used to target specific areas of pain or tension. By creating a vacuum around these areas, it helps relieve any knots that are built up in the muscles and can provide relief from tightness or discomfort. There are even claims that dry cupping can be beneficial for mental health, as it helps individuals take their minds off of any stresses or worries. 

Overall, dry cupping is a great way for people to seek natural remedies for various medical issues.


Are there any side effects of cupping?

Cupping is a very safe treatment that has been performed for thousands of years. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any potential side effects that you should be aware of. 

Potential side effects of cupping include dizziness and discoloration where the suction occurs. Some patients experience sweating and nausea during their appointment but this is rare. 

You also might notice a pinching sensation at the sight of the cupping.


What should I expect during my appointment?

You’ll be happy to hear that your actual cupping appointment is fairly low maintenance. Your practitioner will do all the work for you. All you’ll have to do is lay back and enjoy. 

You will feel the suctioning sensation from the cups and might experience a slight pinching. Beyond this, though, you likely won’t experience much else. 

With dry cupping, your session will only last 5 to 10 minutes. Discoloration from the cups should disappear within 7 days of your session. 

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1150 Morrison Drive Suite 301, Ottawa, Ontario

Business Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

about us

A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is a physiotherapy centre near you that offers one-on-one consultations and appointments to make sure that your needs are fully met. We customize a treatment plan for you to help you regain and maintain mobility in your body to have you live a happier, healthier life.












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