29 Aug '16, 4pm

What runners should know about cupping:

What runners should know about cupping:

Cupping is said to help recovery and increase mobility. (Phelps was looking to alleviate soreness, per The New York Times .) It claims to get blood circulating to areas where it's become stagnant and prevents it from becoming stagnant in the first place. "Generally speaking, treatments such as acupuncture and cupping help the body recover faster," Canyon says. "The stress of a workout or race is alleviated before it becomes a persistent problem. Weekly treatments during intensive training periods have proven successful with many of my clients over the years to get them through the weeks and months prior to big events such as marathons and triathlons." Okay, but what does it feel like? Is as painful as it looked like it must have been for Phelps? Canyon says you can expect some “mild discomfort," it's but mostly relaxing if you can ease into the sensations. “During cupping,...

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