What’s all this buzz about cupping?
Cupping is all the buzz right now, but why are so many athletes using it? Because it works, and not just for athletes! Cupping works by:
- Stretching tight muscles and fascia
- Promoting detoxification
- Stimulating the immune system
What is cupping used for?
By stretching the tissues, promoting the movement of blood and lymph through the tissues, and activating the immune system cupping can relieve pain of all sorts.
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Tight glutes and hamstrings
- Adhered IT bands
- Stiff calf muscles
But what are those marks?
Cupping marks result from blood and cell debris moving towards the skin’s surface. The discoloration usually dissipates within a few days depending on the person. Gnarly cupping marks aren’t the only result of a cupping session – other benefits include increased circulation, reduced pain, increased range of motion, and relaxed muscles.