Cupping Therapy

 

The Subtle Point specializes in treating a wide variety of pains through the use of cupping, Tuina massage, gua sha muscle scraping, to help relieve pain, loosen up muscle knots, and to improve circulation.

 

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What Cupping Can Help With

Back Pain

Breathing Problems

Circulation

Muscular Pains

Stress

Tight Muscles

What to Expect During Cupping

Tuina Massage

At the beginning of the treatment you can expect Tuina on your specific muscle knots and problem areas

Slide Cupping

This technique improves circulation, and relaxes muscle knots and tight muscles.

Stationary Cupping

The cups are usually left on for around 10 minutes and you can expect your muscles to relax and release

Relaxation

At the end of a cupping treatment over 90% of patients feel more relaxed and flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it hurt?
I go off of patient thresholds of pain tolerance. Whether you are accustomed to rough deep tissue massages or more gentle style of massage I can adjust accordingly.

One style of tuina massage that I perform is a little painful, but is only performed for about a minute in order to release a muscle knot. If you want to avoid any pain all together I can go more gentle or skip this all together.

The slide cupping can hurt if it is your first time or if your muscles are extremely tight, but the purpose is to bring circulation and relaxation to a broad area and to cover the areas that the stationary cups miss.

The stationary cupping can cause your back to feel very tight in the beginning. After just a few minutes you can expect the cups to feel like they are loosening up. This feeling is a sign that your muscles are relaxing, and fyi they will not actually fall off in 99% of situations.

 

How Many treatments does it take?
The number of treatments that it takes to treat any given condition is based on a great number of factors. Some of these factors can include: how long you have had said condition, age, if the problem is caused from repetitive stress, your posture, etc. In some cases pain and tightness can be resolved for months just after 1 treatment and in other cases you can expect to come in for a follow up after a few weeks, or until after most of the cupping marks fade away.
How long is each treatment?
We offer 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions. The moving cupping on the entire back usually takes about 10 minutes, and the stationary cups are left on for about 10 minutes per area (less for patients with thinner or fragile skin). Depending on the area and condition that I am treating the additional time is spent on cupping on other areas and incorporating muscle scraping or tuina style massage.
Do i need to disrobe for my treatment?
In most cases you will, but it depends on the areas you want to have treated and what you are wearing to the clinic.
How can I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment you can call, send us an email, or book online by clicking on the “Book Now” button in the upper right portion of the screen.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover).
Do you accept insurance?
At this time I am not accepting insurance, but I can give you an invoice/superbill to give to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Initial Cupping Treatment

The initial exam and treatment lasts approximately 60 minutes.  We will go discuss any areas of discomfort that you want to address, and examine any and all areas of pain or discomfort. After the exam we will start with the treatment

$80

Hour Cupping Treatment

Our hour cupping treatments are recommended for patients that want to have multiple problem areas of their body to be addressed. These treatments can include a longer warm up phase with massage tools, tuina, and photobiomodulation.

$80

Half Hour Cupping Treatment

Half hour cupping treatments are recommended for patients that want one or two areas of their body to be addressed. These sessions will start with a quick warm up with massage tools or tuina and photobiomodulation.

$50

Over 280 5 Star Reviews

36 Five Star Reviews

Great experience. I do the 90 minute acupuncture and cupping combo. I usually go in with moderate to severe back pain and leave pain free. Mike does a great job explaining things…

– Emily L.

241 Five Star Reviews

Wonderful experience! Mike was amazing and truly cares about your health and healing. He offered lots of time to ask questions and discuss my issues. He also offered great sugges…

– Erin

8 Five Star Reviews

Michael is very knowledgeable..I’m a very hardworking Hair Stylist and since he has been treating my aching back I feel 20years Younger and so much out of pain.

– Nikki Sanchez

Our Patient's Cupping Testimonials

Had an excellent experience. I have been telling everyone how much I enjoyed cupping and I had not experienced it before

-Carson

 

I'm really glad I did this deal. All of the mental stress and exhaustion was gone by the time I got home from doing the acupuncture. My organs felt much more clearer from the acupuncture as well. The cupping really helped resolve a lot of my problem areas such as lower back pain and especially shoulder pain. The pain immediately subsided and I felt I was given a new body. Michael thoroughly asked questions to help ensure all my problem areas were addressed and gave detailed info on how to fix them. Highly recommend.

-Nali

 

Michael was very knowledgeable and professional. It was a very nice experience. We discussed regarding healthy food I am eating He recommended some food to try to help me with my weight and stress. It was a very productive discussion about stress, food. He also told me about cupping and what he’s doing next and if I was comfortable. I really recommend him.

-Mitsuko

 

This is part of my getting services while Black series. I booked my appointment through Groupon. I was on the search for acupuncture and cupping. I 100% recommend coming to see Michael. As soon as we sat down Michael made me feel comfortable. He asked me great questions about why I was there and what I was looking for. Even though i told him this wasn't my first time, he went over what would happen and made sure i didn't have questions. Michael treats for everything!! We had awesome conversation about kerif and other gut health foods. I learned a lot from him about why i was experiencing pain and how i could manage and prevent pain. Having the acupuncture and cupping in one session was new to me but i like it a lot. I was really relaxed and felt my muscles were relaxed before we started the cupping. The space was clean and could tell Michael takes extra care to make sure things are clean. I did not feel uncomfortable even once and 100% will suggest Subtle point to everyone I know wanting to incorporate eastern medicine into their lives. Overall, awesome experience getting services.

- Desa

 

Really wonderful experience with cupping and acupuncture. I felt attended to and had pain relief right away. Would come back again.

-Sarah

 

Mike is great!! Great service overall. I was having severe back pain and the Groupon had acupuncture, message guns, and cupping. I would highly recommend.

-Abigail

 

Mike was great! He explained everything and was very communicative about acupuncture and cupping processes. He also provided lots of recommendations continued treatments and for pain/stress management. This was a great experience and I plan to return!

-Kelsey

 

Wow. Best acupuncture, massage, cupping I have ever experienced. I highly recommend. Will be back. I found my spot. Awesome

-Laurie

 

Mike was amazing and so knowledgeable and professional. It was my first time cupping, so I was a little nervous, and he made me feel very comfortable. I will likely be purchasing a package in the future!

- Alexis

 

Mike was amazing. He made me feel very comfortable and at home. The Accupuncture and cupping worked wonders!!! I will most definitely be back!

-Kelsey

 

Mike, the owner, treated us both. Neither of us had ever done it before so we didn't know what it would mean to answer what we would like to work on. Logically, that would make sense but how could we guess where those needles would go?! We settled on getting Mike's help with anxiety and back pain which called for needles in the forehead, legs and stomach. Mike walked us through every step and distracted us from spontaneous combustion from nervous laughing at the sight of those needles with some solid banter. Just all around, so nice.

The cupping was such a weird sensation! At first I didn't think I continue this but as Mike assured me, it didn't hurt after a while and could no longer feel it. Some parts of your back will hurt less than others (the fatty love handles were a B-I). He took it easy since this was my first time trying it and I still wanted a little more relief in my back so he added a moving cup treatment which did the trick.

On a side note, I mentioned casually at some point being a bit disappointed by some of the options for "ethnic food" in Denver coming from New York and wanting to get back into BJJ. I left his office with a gym recommendation as well as a handwritten list of places I could go to for authentic food. Too sweet! Obviously, I would go back, I plan to go back and highly encourage you to try it as well. I definitely want to support this new business.

Location

3600 South Beeler Street Suite 150
Denver, CO 80237

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To make an appointment please click the link below or call  (720) 285-6251

Open Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm