Cupping Pain Relief
What is cupping ? Why Olympians love it ? And how it works?
Throughout the world therapeutic massage been applied to professional athletes, dancers, warriors and patients for thousands year. Technics such as applying vertical and rubbing movements by tools or hands has effects to soothes muscle tensions and enhance circulations. Cupping can be considered as a higher level of massage, cupping has been practice starting from ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Greek. When a cupping cup been preheated and applied on the area where is needed, contraction of the air will cause an dramatic out-ward pulling force that can be seen as an opposite vertical massage. It is believed such extraction movements provides better stimulation to allow muscles, blood and Qi to flow in compare to hand (press-rub) massage. It also been used to relieve lower back pains and as alternative non-drug solution for treating cancer pains.