Cupping and Guasha Services in Melbourne


*Special Offer!!  After a new client’s first Massage visit at Zen5, they receive a “Cupping Card” which contains a design of the 5 Elements. Each visit, one of the elements is marked off.  Once this card is full (after 5 visits), clients are entitled to one free cupping session with one of our qualified Chinese Medicine practitioners.

We provide Cupping treatments at our Melbourne centres, using small glass cups applied to the skin with suction. Colds and flu, arthritis or bloating, cupping is an excellent alternative to provide relief from symptoms and to improve blood circulation. It is also motivates the function of the Meridians and tiny blood vessels at the cupping points, and makes the blood and breath vigorous to protect the body and prevent or relieve diseases. This treatment is related to certain massage techniques, such as rapid skin pinching along the back that is an important aspect of Chinese Therapeutic massage “An Mo Tui Na”.

Cupping is ideal for the following disorders:

  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Gynaecological Disorders
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as the common cold, insomnia and facial paralysis

Often following a cupping session, bruises are left on the skin in the shape of the cups.  These bruises are natural after a treatment and should not hurt at all.  They generally disappear in between one and four weeks, depending on the strength of the cups and the client’s constitution.  At Zen5, only qualified practitioners are permitted to perform Cupping or Gua Sha, as we hold public health and safety in very high regard.

Spooning/Gua Sha

The practice of Gua Sha involves the use of tools such as spoons to scrape the skin along the meridians, channels and points on the surface. It may improve circulation while stimulating the channels and meridians and helps to regulate surplus blood, invigorate circulation, make hearts and lungs healthy, relieve rheumatic pains and cold, eliminate bumps and relive pain, stimulate and improve immunity.  Many Chinese grandmothers use Gua Sha as a form of home first aid, when family members come down with an illness.  Zen5 brings this experience to Melbourne residents, in a clean, comfortable clinical setting.


Enquire about Cupping or Guasha practices at any of our Zen5 locations in the North, South, East or West of Melbourne.