Palmer Chiropractic Clinic
Our Services

  • Chiropractic Care - Adults & Children
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage beds-provide traction and infrared light
  • Bioflex pro laser-Low Intensity Laser Therapy
  • Auriculotherapy - Stop Smoking
  • Orthotics
  • Pillows / Orthopedic Braces / Supports
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Rehabilitation
Conditions We Treat

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritic Aches and Pains
  • Shoulder & Arm Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Auto Accidents Injuries
(HCAI Registered Facility)
  • WSIB Accidents
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73 Montreal Street
Goderich, ON

519-524-5109
Cupping Massage

A healing therapy that dates back thousands of years.  Cupping Therapy traditionally
was done with horns from animals, and later evolved into using ceramic bowls, and
bamboo reeds.  Today Cupping Therapy tends to use more modern equipment, often
using plastic or glass containers, and manual or power driven devices to generate the
suction within the container.

The negative pressure created by the cupping device draws the skin and tissue into the
cupping device. This creates a lift on the underlying tissue layers, with the goal of
separating these layers, improving movement and decreasing friction between these
tissue layers.  Ultrasound studies have shown the cupping can produce an effect on
tissues up to 4 inches in depth below the surface of the skin.

By creating more space between tissue layers, there is a decrease in friction between
tissue layers, and a decompression of blood and lymphatic vessels.  This can help
improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.  All of these serve to improve range of
motion, reduce pain, and decrease swelling.  This improves easy of movement and can
increase performance, while reducing the risk of future injury.
Athletes often seek Cupping therapy for
the benefits of improved mobility, reduced
pain, faster injury recovery, decreased
stress on tissues, and decreased risk of
future injury.   Many high profile athletes
have been photographed with the distinct
round circles on their body.

While the benefits of Cupping Therapy
for athletes is pretty clear, these same
benefits are often sought after by
everyday people, seeking to reduce pain
and improve movement.

Cupping Therapy can be used as a stand
alone treatment modality, but is often
used in conjunction with other treatments
to provide even better results.