Learn more about cupping.

About Cupping

Designed to increase blood circulation, detox the body, promote cell repair and relieve muscle tension.

Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow, as well as the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force.

Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions.

Cupping is good for treating…

  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee and leg injuries
  • Sporting injuries
  • Work related pain

Treatment durations from 30 – 90 mins. For prices, please contact James directly on Tel: 07835 120235 or Email: We accept cash, card or cheque.

Treatment room at the Pavilion in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend an appointment. Same day cancellations or no-shows will be billed at the price of the treatment booked.


Below are answers to the most common questions we receive about our exercise rehabilitation services. If you have any further questions, please, in the first instance use the contact form below or email


Do the suction cups hurt?

You usually feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing.

Are there any restrictions on who can have cupping?

Yes there are, please contact us with any concerns you may have.

Is cupping safe?

Yes cupping is very safe, Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful.

How many sessions are typically required?

This really does depend on the reason for treatment, anything from 2 sessions upwards.

What type of injuries can you treat?

Everything from general aches and pains to neck and shoulder pain to pulled hamstrings, tight backs and knee issues.

Contact Body Mechanics

Interested in the services Body Mechanics can provide? Use the contact details below and email our team. You will then be contacted by James Bamford who will discuss with you your requirements and suggest the best treatment solution for you based on your specific requirments. Please note, this could take up to 24 hours.

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