Cupping @ Rio Olympics

If you’re watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve probably seen the dark red circular marks on athletes such as Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and others Team USA athletes.

Known in the sports medicine world as Myofascial Decompression (MFD), Cupping Therapy is a technique where a vacuum is created in a plastic cup to decompress the layers of the epidermis and subcutaneous superficial fascia.