Michael Phelps gets cupping

Thank you once again Sara Calabro for pointing me in the direction of this fab advert  from Under Armour featuring 22-time Olympic-medal winner Michael Phelps. It is an inspiring video that shows the strength, determination, and recovery required to be a record-setting world champion. If you pay close attention starting 44 seconds into the video, you’ll see Phelps getting cupping!

Here are the benefits of cupping:

  • Stimulates whole-body relaxation response (parasympathetic response)
  • Stimulates oxygenation and detoxification of blood while promoting a feeling of lightness and tension relief
  • Detoxifies metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin
  • Increases range of motion, breaks up adhesions, and promotes healing in scar tissue and chronic injury sites
  • Increases lymphatic drainage and promotes circulation

Given these benefits, here are some of the conditions for which cupping can be really helpful:

  • Tight and stiff muscles
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome and IT band pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Migraines
  • Respiratory conditions, including asthma and bronchitis
  • Anxiety, depression, and stress
  • High blood pressure (by calming the nervous system)
  • Cellulite

Read the full article from AcuTake by clicking here.

  

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