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“The Cup Runneth Over”
Made exceedingly well known last year by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, cupping is a therapy first used several thousand years ago. “It’s the use of suction cups to not only pull the skin up, but to pull the underlying tissue of dead blood cells to the surface. That way, new blood cells and blood can rush into the area and promote healing,” says Marquis Wright-Lee, a licensed massage therapist who practices cupping at 3000BC Spa in Chestnut Hill.
Cupping can help increase blood flow and decrease pain and inflammation. It can also be used as a massage technique. Wright-Lee says the treatment is suitable for most people, but that athletes and those who suffer from chronic pain can particularly benefit. As was evident on Phelps, cupping leaves noticeable circles on the body for as long as two weeks.
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