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Highly Recommended Cupping Service

“Dr. Nivin’s quality of service and expertise in the field is top tier and makes the experience very comfortable. I’ve been going to her for facial rejuvenation cupping and the results have been outstanding! Highly recommend. I can’t wait to book more appointments with her!”

-Ikram H. (From Google Reviews) - 11/09/2020

Professional and Welcoming

“Very welcoming staff. Very clean and efficient treatment. I would definitely come back. Thank you I feel a lot better 🙏🏻”

-Osamah A (From Google Reviews) - 11/09/2020

Knowledgeable and Helpful

“The cupping therapy practitioner is very knowledgeable, courteous, and conscientious in her work. She is a foreign trained doctor, investing her medical knowledge in this field, interested in research and evidence based medicine. Personally, I find the cupping therapy helpful with musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue injury. Also, somehow it did help with my asthma. After the session, I find all that chest tightness relieved.”

-Pearl (From Google Reviews) - 11/09/2020

Amazing Experience

“I had an amazing experience with Dr. Nivin as I have sinusitis and lumbar disc collapse as she helped me to recover by making cupping therapy and dry needling. Therefore I stopped taking analgesic drugs. That encouraged me to take courses of cupping and dry needling and to complete them under her supervision. That made me able to open my own clinic. On the personal side Dr. Nivin is a great person she provided all the needed guidance, support and knowledge. So many thanks to Dr. Nivin she is a professional doctor.”

-Naglaa S. (From Google Reviews) - 11/09/2020

Amazing Staff and Competent Services

I enjoyed her services, she was very lovely and friendly. She’s competent and she knows what she’s doing, my daughter and I definitely felt much better and we saw an improvement.

-Sora (From our Facebook page) - 16/09/2020

One of the Best

“Dr. Nivin Sharaf is one of the best doctors who practices holistic medicine. I was suffering from facet joint inflammation and the dosages of my medicines were decreasing over time after having my cupping sessions.”

-Shaymaa S. (From Google Reviews) - 11/09/2020


Take a Step Towards Wellness in Nepean, ON

Dr. Nivin Sharaf is an Egyptian physician specializing in pediatric medicine. In 2007 Dr. Sharaf passed the Canadian Medical Council of Canada Licentiate exams. She has been teaching Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Ottawa since 2001. She was recognized with the Award of Excellence in Teaching at the University of Ottawa. In 2018 Dr. Sharaf became a certified international coach and trainer and a John Maxwell Certified team member. Her wellness clinic in Nepean, ON, provides a variety of cupping services to the public, such as dry and wet cupping therapies, gliding cupping, and more.

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Our Story

In 2011 Dr. Sharaf was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. She was taking conventional medications in excess of $1,300 a month with no relief. 


It was during a teaching course in 2016 in Saudi Arabia that divine intervention came into play. A senior physician approached Dr. Sharaf and suggested that she find relief through the ancient healing modality of cupping. Dr. Sharaf had never heard of cupping before and decided to give it a try. The day she went in, her pain was an unbearable 10/10 and she was willing to try anything – she left that first session with a 50% reduction in pain. She was grateful for the relief but being a physician and researcher, she needed answers and she set out to find them. 

What she discovered was cupping was helping with fascia release, the lymphatic system and the nervous system. She saw that this modality was a compliment to modern medicine. Dr. Sharaf has since taken 14 certified courses in cupping, acupuncture and myofascial release. She is certified in Canada and the US. She has trained over 100 physicians in Egypt to offer cupping as an adjuvant therapy.


Living in Ottawa, Dr. Sharaf wants to bring this ancient modality to Ottawa. She wants to teach physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, nurses, and any medical therapist about the benefits of cupping as an adjuvant therapy.

Types of Cupping

Dr Sharaf offers the following types of cupping therapies at her clinic:

    Wet or hijama

As it is known in the Middle East, hijama is a therapy that uses disposable plastic cups which are applied to the areas of treatment, left on for a few minutes, then removed. After which small scratches are made to the skin with a disposable lancet and then the cups are placed back on the treatment area for a second time. This second step may be repeated. 

    Dry cupping

Dry cupping is done with glass cups that are sterilized after each use or silicone cups. It uses the negative pressure created by the vacuum of the cup draws up the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle layers a few millimetres into the cups and encourages blood flow.

The cups can be left in one place on the skin or moved around as part of massage cupping. The treatment can be utilised to influence the movement of bodily fluids such as lymph fluid, venous drainage and the reduction of stagnant flow.

As the treatment uses negative pressure, it lifts up muscles and tissues rather than pressing down on them like in a conventional massage. It enables the treatment to massage tissues from the inside out. This has beneficial effects on muscles, fascia, and skin, as well as influencing the deeper organs.

    Gliding cupping

Also known as massage cupping, this is done by applying an oil to your skin to allow the cup to move freely, causing ease of gliding and less skin pinching. Gliding cupping stimulates your relaxing parasympathetic nervous system and releases relaxing and soothing substances from your body, such as endorphins.

Gliding cupping is helpful for stress relief, muscle spasms, lymphatic drainage, and stimulating your immune system, plus stimulating the blood circulation by increasing the surface skin circulation. 

We charge $95 per 30 minutes for this service.

Our Services


Initial consultation 30 min: including filling forms and getting an initial physical exam and assessments – 80$

Over the years, toxins from the environment, processed foods, and chemical additives accumulate in our blood, tissues, and muscles. Detox cupping helps to drain excess fluid, loosen adhesions, and encourage blood flow to stagnant tissues to discharge waste. Circulation is increased and harmful toxins are eliminated through the lymphatic system.

50 minutes wet cupping: $130

Consultation with treatment: $140

Magnetic cupping – 20 min -$70 (per area –knee, foot, back or shoulder)

Foot cupping – 30 min – $95

Dry cupping – 30 min – $95

Dry cupping – 50 min – $120

Kinetic cupping – 30 min – $120

Decompression cupping 30 min- $80

Lymphatic draining 30 mins – $80 (choice of head and neck, back, front of the body)

Destress gliding: 45 mins – whole body $120


Dry needling is a 3,000 year-old healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on your body to various depths. Dry needling is most commonly used to treat pain.




The combined effects of both acupuncture and cupping in one fully therapeutic treatment.


Our Packages

Facial Cupping Rejuvenation 

30 minutes


Facial cupping helps to rejuvenate and maintain a youthful appearance without the use of painful injections. Small cups vacuum and lift facial tissue to increase circulation, plump fine lines, and smooth wrinkles. Facial cupping can also be used alternatively to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ, sinus infection, or inflammation.


For optimal results, it is recommended to have 2 treatments a week for 2 weeks.


Gold standard – advanced facial plus derma roller (which you keep)


4 sessions: $820


6 sessions: $1020

Cellulite Cupping

45 minutes


Many factors play a role in the formation of cellulite. When blood circulation decreases, fluid is retained and waste is trapped, which can cause the dimpling effect we recognize as cellulite. Light negative pressure encourages waste drainage while heavier cupping suction stimulates the circulation of affected areas. Regular treatments may provide the best results in cellulite reduction in 2-3 weeks.


For optimal results it is recommended to have 2 treatments per week for 6 weeks.


12 sessions for the price of 11 – $1340*  

*add acupuncture to any session for an additional $50.

Abdominal Cupping

30 minutes


Abdominal cupping relieves symptoms of IBS and other digestive irregularities. The cups stretch the walls of the abdominal organs getting rid of stagnant waste while promoting the overall activity of the digestive system. Expect results within 24-75 hours.

Foot Cupping

30 minutes


Over the years, the shoes we wear and our active lifestyles can lead to plantar fasciitis or other foot ailments. This treatment uses vacuum cupping, bio-magnetic reflexology and dynamic cupping to stretch the fascia and drain tissue debris from the foot and lower leg to relieve tired, achy feet and improve overall well-being.

Dry/Magnetic Cupping

8 session


We offer 8 sessions for $520 ($80 savings).

Additional Services

Personal Training (currently not available)

1 hr


Personal training is not only for losing weight and getting fit. It also helps with increased mobility, which is an undeniable benefit for the ageing process. We specialize in targeting training to help patients achieve increased strength, stability and stamina. 


$80 an hour – packages available upon request.

Massage Therapy (currently not available) 

1 hr


Massage therapy has proven the health benefits of not only stress relief but overall well-being. Our massage therapist works closely with Dr. Sharaf to offer a complimentary service for your overall health and well-being.


$100 an hour – packages available upon request.

Online Services

We also offer several online services for our clients:

Health coaching (Zoom)

1 hr


Consultation (Zoom)

30-60 min sessions


Training (Zoom)

Up to 1 hr


Ready for Your Wellness Journey?

Contact Dr. Sharaf today if you have any questions or to book a package.

Contact Details

Ottawa Cupping Therapy

63 Glencoe St,

Nepean, ON K2H 8S5


Business Hours

Monday - Saturday 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Sunday Closed


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