No, it is not something new. Although we started seeing it a few years ago, when Michael Phelps wore the famous circles at the 2016 Olympics… this treatment comes from traditional Chinese medicine. It is an ancient technique, like acupuncture, which has been used for thousands and thousands of years.
Cupping is the most used recovery therapy by athletes.
This treatment involves placing suction cups, either plastic or glass, on your skin while a vacuum effect is produced. The suction cups thus ‘suck’ the skin and muscles, stimulating blood circulation. But don’t be scared; you’ll see the many benefits you can get from it.
Its benefits are:
- Release of spasms.
- Pain relief.
- Blood circulation.
- Myofascial release.
- Increased oxygen and nutrients in the tissues.
- Treat contractures and muscle stiffness.
Yes, this treatment will provide you with more than just those attractive round ‘spots’ that remain on your skin after you do it. By suctioning the skin, cupping improves blood circulation, relaxes the muscle, and relieves pain. They eliminate toxins from the blood and purify the body. In addition, it is also used for congestion, helping to decongest the most affected areas.
When do I see results?
You will see results from the first session; several sections are recommended depending on your condition.