Cupping therapy is an excellent form of noninvasive treatment that can help athletes enhance their performance and train better.


This treatment involves placing cups on the skin in a way that creates suction, utilising the power of heat.

The Aim: As a sports massage therapist, I use cupping therapy to aid in the reduction of muscle stiffness, improve rate of recovery and increase range of movement within muscle tissues and at the joints.

The partial vacuum created by the suction within the cup promotes both blood flow and circulation - allowing for the lymphatic system to effectively filter the blood of the waste products deposited from exercise and day to day living.

Dry cupping has many uses and traditionally treats a variety of different aches, pains and ailments - I focus on the physiological benefits:

  • Cupping therapy is highly effective in helping athletes recover from the strenuous training they subject their bodies to.

  • Breaks down the chemical structure of the compounds deposited into the muscles from activity, to be filtered from the body naturally.

  • Cupping therapy can help heal the inflammation and stiffness in the joints.

  • The vacuum created fills with fresh blood and lymph providing fresh oxygen and lymph to the area.

  • Cupping therapy can also help relieve strains, and myofascial restrictions

  • Cupping can help to restore Range of Movement, reducing tensions within the muscles, Improve Circulation, Boost immune system and Stimulate energy flow within the body.