Sports Cupping

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At Medical Sports Massage, we're passionate about helping athletes recover faster and perform at their best. That's why we're excited to offer sports cupping, a non-invasive therapy that can help you achieve your athletic goals without relying on drugs or surgery. Whether you're an elite athlete looking to gain an edge in competition or a weekend warrior seeking relief from a nagging injury, sports cupping can help. This therapy suits a wide range of athletic needs, from professional athletes to those who participate in sports recreationally.

Our expert therapists are trained to use various techniques and equipment to ensure your sports cupping session is safe, effective, and tailored to your unique needs. We use high-quality silicone cups, which are sterilized before each use to ensure maximum hygiene and safety. During your sports cupping session, our therapists will monitor your skin's response to the suction to ensure that your sports cupping treatment is safe and comfortable.

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What is Sports Cupping?


Sports Cupping therapy applies suction to the skin using specialized cups in order to relax tense tissues, stimulate blood flow, ease pain triggers, and boost overall mobility. Our certified cupping practitioners complement massage techniques with modern cupping protocols customized to each client’s therapeutic goals.

How does the Sports Cupping work?

Sports cupping therapy requires one of our signature massage modalities as a prerequisite treatment. Cupping is then incorporated into follow-up sessions as a value-added, intensifying upgrade to augment the benefits of massage.

Any chronically tense areas that need deeper therapeutic attention are identified during the massage. Strategic placement of cups and calibrated suction levels then help direct increased circulation to stuck spots while the therapist continues manual techniques on surrounding zones. This coordinated combination unlocks maximal structural release and boosts mobility.

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Benefits of Sports Cupping Treatment

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Sports cupping therapy is associated with several potential benefits, making it a great option for individuals dealing with muscle tightness.

Key benefits patients experience with regular cupping treatment include:

  • Enhanced Recovery: Accelerated healing for athletes and individuals recovering from injuries.
  • Pain Relief: Alleviates discomfort associated with fibromyalgia, sciatica, and lymphatic drainage issues.
  • Improved Performance: Optimizes muscle function and flexibility for peak athletic performance.
  • Stress Reduction: Releases tension, promoting relaxation and mental clarity

What are the common practice areas for Sports Cupping?

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The most common areas cupping targets for athlete recovery and pain relief include:

  • Back – Loosens tight back muscles
  • Shoulders – Releases shoulder tension
  • Neck – Reduces neck stiffness
  • Hips/Hamstrings – Eases soreness
  • Knees – Minimizes swelling

Spots Cupping is always combined with a massage. Depending on your specific needs and goals, we may combine cupping with other sports therapy techniques such as massage, stretching, and exercise to create a comprehensive and customized plan.

Our therapists are trained in various techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy; our therapists can help you address a wide range of concerns, including chronic pain, muscle tension, and limited range of motion. By combining sports cupping with other techniques, our therapists can also help you improve your posture, balance, and coordination, reducing your risk of injury and improving your overall athletic performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sports Cupping Safe?

Yes, Sports cupping is safe when performed by trained professionals using modern equipment, cupping is very safe. We take every precaution for your comfort.

Will cupping bruise my skin?

Cupping may bruise your skin. Temporary discoloration is common and fades within a couple weeks. No bruising, just bringing dense tissues to the surface.

How often should you get cupping therapy?

For general wellness, monthly cupping therapy is sufficient but recovery from injury or managing pain may require 1-2x weekly at onset. Maintain based on individual factors.

How many sessions are recommended for optimal results?

Results vary, but a series of sessions is often recommended for maximum benefits. Your therapist will customize a plan based on your individual needs and goals.

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