Many athletes are turning to cupping treatments to help speed up their recovery and get back to the sports they love. It helps maintain optimal performance by flushing out toxins, myofascial release and increased circulation to help muscles perform their best!
Sports cupping uses silicon cups that are soft, flexible and are able to be moved around to create a massage like effect while lifting & releasing the fascia to allow the body’s circulatory system to work to its maximum ability.
Benefits of Cupping
Enough can’t be said about the importance of circulation. Cupping lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. It is beneficial with:
- Myofascial Release (Lymphatic stimulation and drainage)
- Sciatic relief
- Detoxing – drains excess fluid and toxins
- Loosening adhesions (often referred to as knots)
- Releasing synovial fluids which helps alleviate joint discomfort
- Diminishing the appearance of cellulite
History of Cupping
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. There is documented evidence through clinical and historical research that cupping is safe and effective. Cupping started gaining popularity in the United States during the 2016 summer Olympics. Interest has continued to grow as word gets out that it works! Various techniques are used to create a vacuum by placing a glass or plastic cup on the body. Each of these techniques serve differently to treat a varying array of ailments, but all of them work on the principal of creating suction which pulls up the skin and the fluids beneath.
The length of a cupping session or course will vary depending on what you need. You may need a series of treatments, but this will depend on your condition and will be discussed with you by your massage therapist. **Cupping is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help.**