|Fire Cupping Instructions
items you will be using
in one area. You will need matches or a lighter and/or a candle, some
balls, forceps or long
tweezers, some rubbing alcohol and Surgi-Lube
or a similar lube product..
all your tools in place
before starting. One very dramatic method of lighting the flame which
heat the air inside the fire cup’s globe,
is to use
forceps or tweezers with the cotton ball, then dip the
ball into alcohol and light it. Or you can just light a candle or a
BBQ lighter works well also
| Holding the
so its mouth opening
is down, hold the flame from whatever you’ve chosen to ignite, under
opening for a few seconds. Remember, the cup DOES NOT have to be heated:only
the air inside the globe of the fire cup is heated! Hold the
over the flame for a short time, then quickly place on the clean, hair-free
As the air inside the
cup (globe) cools,
it will cause a vacuum effect and suck the skin upward into the globe.
Suction should hold it in place. Check by lightly tugging at the cup.
it pops off too easily or does not seem to be able to “seal”, try using
a bit of lube around the lip of the Fire
Cup prior to heating and applying. Practice will yield desired
To remove, allow
into cup by putting
one hand on the globe, then pressing the skin down at the rim of the
with a few fingers from the other hand. You may need to gently slide
pressing finger down and under the rim in order to break the seal. The
cup should then pop off. Click
here to see some examples...
true ritual in itself...
Each set contains heavy duty glass fire cups which when heated and
on the skin, cool sucking the skin up into the globe of the cup! Read
up on Fire
with for more how-to's and history!
Fire Cup Sets
& Sizes are:
sizes are the diameter
of the cup mouth opening)
Fire Cup Set
of 3 sizes
includes one each Extra Small = 1/2", Small = 1", Medium = 1 1/2"
Set of 4 Large Cups
includes 4 each Large = 2"
Fire Cups Set
of 4 X-Large Cups
4 each Xtra Large = 3"
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