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Learn About Cupping

Learn why cupping is becoming popular in physical therapy

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Cupping and Sports Injuries

Help your sports injuries and come back better than ever

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Treatment, and How it Looks

Understand what your cupping session will look like

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What is Cupping?

We have all seen the famous athletes with giant circles across their bodies, leaving us all wondering why they would use cupping and how does it help? Cupping therapy is defined: as a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of plastic cups. By doing this, your skin is being pulled up instead of pushed down (like a massage). Cupping increases circulation to this area of tissue by bringing blood to the surface of the skin.


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How Cupping Can Help Sports Injuries

As mentioned before, cupping is almost a reverse massage technique to relax one’s muscles. Because it uses suction, cupping brings new blood to a painful area to release tension and blockage. Since this is the result of cupping and how it works, it has endless benefits for athletes and their injuries. Some of the most common sports-related injuries are injuries like sprains and strains and swollen muscles. Athletes find that when they come to Elevate Rehabilitation and Performance and receive our cupping treatment, they feel well on their way to 100%.

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What to Expect During Treatment

For best results, we recommend that you fast or eat only light meals 2 to 3 hours before your cupping session with Elevate Rehabilitation and Performance. Our experts will ask about your symptoms and areas of pain, and from there, they will begin placing cups on your skin. You will feel a suction sensation, but this is something you will get used to as the session progresses.