During the Rio Olympics this year you may have noticed big purple bruises appearing on certain athletes bodies! Michael Phelps as well as plenty of other swimmers plus a lot of the gymnasts all had these welts, predominantly on their shoulders and upper backs. These bruises occur as a result of cupping therapy.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of medicine that was originally used to create an energy flow to a particular area of the body. These days cupping is used in a similar way but to increase blood flow to certain areas such as the all important shoulders for swimmers and gymnasts. There are two different types of cupping therapy, wet and dry cupping. Wet cupping is a medicinal type of cupping.
Sports Massage Ormskirk.
If you’re recovering from a particular sports injury or are feeling tweaks from over training then maybe a Sports Massage is what you need. We firmly believe in prevention over cure so you don’t necessarily have to be injured to have a Sports Massage. We use various techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping and Myofascial Release so you can be rest assured that we will do everything possible to get you back to full fitness.
Deep Tissue Massage is also available and is used to treat a broader area of the body. This type of treatment is ideal for people who work in desk or car based jobs where the postural muscles are constantly under strain. It is also great for manual workers as well as anyone who wants something a bit deeper than a Swedish Massage.