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Cupping For Athletic Performance And Recovery

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What are the benefits of cupping therapy?

Cupping suctions and pulls up on the muscles through the skin. This lifting effect is what ultimately decompresses and releases congestion to relieve tight muscles, repair soft tissue, and minimize pain. This technique works well for:

Sport Recovery/ Pain Management: Relieving sore muscles, chronic stiffness, postural tension; Alleviates common muscle, joint and nerve pain, knee pain, swelling. and inflammation.

Athletic Performance: Helping improve mobility, flexibility, speed up recovery and to alleviate common muscle soreness. Vacuum decompression of the fascia, break up fascial adhesions and release lactic acid build-up.

Three Steps To Muscle Recovery At Home


1. Use with body oil or lubrication. Use in the shower with water and soap or body wash.

2. static, dynamic (massage) or flash cupping (suction, lift, release, repeat)

3. A typical session can last anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the level of injury and number of muscles affected. Recommended use 3-5 minutes per treatment area 2-3 times a week.

4. Contraindication: Use only as directed.

Step one

Apply oil to the sore spot

Step two

Squeeze and suction to the skin

Step three

Leave in place for a deep tissue massage or slide around the area for an active massage


Q: My body is very hairy, can I use the cups?

A: Yes, you can. Make sure that you apply the oil or lubrication on the target area.

Q: How long should I do the massage?

A: R&R recommends no longer than five minutes for a deep tissue massage in one place and ten minutes for an active massage. (There is a possibility for bruising the skin if left in place long enough, but this is not permanent and will go away in a few days)

Q: What kind of oil should I use?

A: Any kind of oil will work. R&R recommends a fragrant oil or even a lotion which will make you feel refreshed.

Q: I want to buy these cups, but I also want to be green. What happens to the cups after I'm finished with them?

A: R&R will take your cups back at the end of their life cycle and use the silicone material for a new type of product. (New yoga mat, anyone?)



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