Cupping. It's not just for Olympians.
There has been a lot of press for the ancient art of cupping over the last few weeks. Olympic athletes like Micheal Phelps and many others have been seen with purple marks all over their bodies. Cupping Therapy has been around for about three thousand years, it works by creating a vacuum on the skin, this causes local pressure to pain points, blood flow increases within the vessels and capillaries, and tissues receive nutrients and oxygen.
It can help release tissues deep in the body, relax tense muscles and ease stiffness, muscle cramps, joint pain and scar tissue caused by injuries.
Yes, it can leave marks, but it doesn't hurt, in fact, many people find the process very relaxing. And the marks go away in a few days.
Why not try cupping here at Points Clinic.