Many of you have seen the illustrious cupping marks on someone you know, or perhaps a famous Olympian. But how many of you actually know how it works? Cupping is performed using plastic or glass cups to create an intentional vacuum suction in order to increase blood flow and circulation to a muscular area of body. Cupping is great for sore achey muscles, injuries, and just overall tension. Cupping also benefits the lungs and treats coughing and asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common disorders that cupping is used to treat.
Cupping is also perfect for athletes with sore muscles! With a gentle myofascial release, the cups break up all of that lactic acid that builds up after a serious workout or run. Thus, leaving you with less cramping, soreness, and most importantly less downtime!