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What is cupping therapy? and what can it do for you?

We all have seen Michael Phelps and the red marks on his back during the Olympic games, those images have started a trend of curiosity among us Canadians.

So what is Cupping Therapy, where does it come from and why are Olympians using these treatments?

Cupping Therapy is the use of specialized cups that are made out of thick round lipped glass or durable thick plastic. Using these cups the practitioner creates a vacuum on the tissue usually in areas on the body that have a layer of muscle. This creates suction which secures the cup in place on the specific tissue leaving circular red marks on the skin that usually stay there for a few days, disappearing after approximately a week. The suction cup stays on the tissue for 5-20 minutes to get the full effect of the treatment.

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