How Long After Cupping Can You Shower?

How Long After Cupping Can You Shower?

Did you just have a cupping therapy and are wondering if you can hop into the shower? Then read on for this article will answer as to how long you should wait after a cupping therapy for a shower.

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin by applying heat or wetting it and then placing a glass cup over the skin, creating a vacuum seal. A flammable liquid such as alcohol is then used to create a fire inside the cup, which warms the air in the cup, creating suction that pulls blood toward the surface of the skin. When done by an experienced practitioner, cupping therapy may provide pain relief for a variety of conditions. To know more about cupping therapy, check out the link –

How Does Cupping Work?

Cupping is thought to work with acupuncture points and meridians. Opening the acupoints and channels increases the flow of energy, blood circulation and metabolism to an organ and stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities.

How long after cupping can you shower?

You can wait as long as 24 hours to take a shower after cupping therapy. Although, wait at least for 12 hours if you can prevent infection and allow the skin time to heal itself. However, this does not apply if you are experiencing pain or redness, in which case you should take a warm shower right away.

Why should you not shower after cupping immediately?

  1. If you take a shower soon after cupping, the suction will be released, and it isn’t effective for your treatment.
  2. The essence of cupping therapy is that it pulls the toxins out to allow your body to dispel them with no side effects or harm done to you from this process. Taking a shower right after would wash away the toxins and decrease its effectiveness.
  3. If you shower after cupping therapy, it will leave a light pink mark on your skin that doesn’t go away easily and takes several days until it is fully gone. Taking showers might cause the inner toxins to be released too quickly, thus causing more harm than good for your body.
  4. It’s generally not recommended to shower right after cupping because your skin still needs time to absorb the essence of cupping for a few hours or even days, depending on what you are going to get treated for.


When it comes to cupping, it is important that you follow the instructions given by your Cupping Therapy in Davie. They are trained to do cupping, so they know exactly how many times and for how long you should be cupped in order for you to get good results from this treatment.

After a cupping therapy session, it’s best to leave the suction in place for around 12-24 hours. If you experience any pain or discomfort after your treatment, take a warm shower right away. If the redness around the lesion worsens or doesn’t improve in 72 hours, seek medical care.

Martin Dupuis