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Our cupping sessions consist of gentle cupping techniques that apply suction to the skin and underlying soft tissues. We do not use fire cupping and we do not use aggressive cupping that causes bleeding into the cups.

 These cupping techniques are suitable for professional or recreational athletes to recovery after exercise or a big event such as a marathon, half marathon or triathlon.

These cupping techniques are extensively used in professional sport in recovery sessions along with acupuncture, cold water immersion and yoga.

 Cupping is also suitable for office workers who suffer from a stiff neck, back and shoulders from spending long hours at a desk. Your cupping session will be be delivered by a Chartered Physiotherapist.

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At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!


Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Benefits of Cupping…

Suction Cupping

In a cupping session we use static cupping where cups are applied to the skin to draw up and create suction of the skin and underlying soft tissues in to the cup.

This type of cupping stimulates blood into the treated area and can loosen adhesion in the fascia surrounding the muscle. The technique does causes some very mild discomfort and can lead to visible bruises that last for a day or two.

This type of cupping is very useful when applied the neck, back and shoulder if you suffer from posture related pain from working long hours at a desk and the effects are enhanced when combining a cupping session with an Express Relaxing Swedish or Deep Tissue Sports Massage.

Sliding Cupping

We can also perform sliding cupping. This is where massage oil is applied to the skin prior to the cup being posited. The cup is then slid along the skin. This type of cupping stimulates suction to the muscles and fascia, creating heat and friction that loosens up adhesions at the soft tissues interfaces and deactivates tension points in the muscles and drawing up blood into the soft tissues.

This type of cupping also promotes blood flow to the areas worked on bringing in fresh oxygen and nutrients and stimulates lymph flow from the areas worked on to remove waste products. Cupping does leave visible bruises however this is less visible with sliding cupping.

Sliding cupping is particularly useful on the IT band if you suffer from running related knee pain or over the neck and shoulders if you suffer from posture related pain.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team


& Massage Therapist

Francesca Barosso


Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist





Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Clinic Address

338 Old York Road,
SW18 1SS

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Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days