Cupping has been known to help athletes decrease recovery time after undergoing strenuous training. This is because cupping helps to stimulate the chemical breakdown of toxins that delay muscles and tissue from healing.
Cupping therapy also helps to alleviate inflammation. As the cup is applied, the suction it creates pulls the muscle and tissue beneath it away from the bone. This allows fresh blood and lymph fluids to circulate into the gap and to remove the inflammation trigger. Because it increases circulation, cupping therapy also helps to boost the body’s entire immune system.
Massage cupping therapy can also help increase an athlete’s flexibility and extension capabilities. This can help them to train harder for longer periods.
If muscle spasms are a problem, massage cupping can also help alleviate them as well.