Sports Cupping

You must have seen Olympic athletes and swimmers with with circular dark markings up and down their back and wondered what are those marks. The likelihood is they have received a therapeutic cupping session.

This involves having hot suction cups applied to the skin for several minutes, leaving what appears to be a circular love bite, which take approximately two weeks to fade.This technique has been used for millennia. The use of cupping has grown over the last decade. Sports personalities such as Floyd Mayweather, Andy Murray, Amir Khan and more have all benefitted from cupping. Their increased use is to recover from the inevitable knocks and strains in time for the next round of competition.

The main benefits are encouraging the inflammatory response of the body and speeding up the muscular and soft tissue recovery after injury and strain.