This Is The Reason Why Olympic Athletes Have Big Red Marks All Over Their Bodies
Rio Olympics are on and they have picked up the momentum with teams already scoring medals, and countries already making their spots visible on the lead boards.
Rio Olympics are on and they have picked up the momentum with teams already scoring medals, and countries already making their spots visible on the lead boards. However, apart from teams making their spots clear on the lead board, viewers are witnessing some other spots too.Many of the athletes on the Rio Olympics are having red spots on their bodies. By now most of you have seen these spots on your favourite athletes and you must be wondering what these spots are. Let’s take a look what they are:
What Are These Spots
These spots are caused by an ancient therapy which involves the process of cupping. In this process heated cups are placed on the athletes and they create suction to promote the blood flow on the targeted areas.
As the athletes go through continuous training, they get pains and aches. Cupping is thus carried out to relieve the pain caused by the exercises and training.
Is The Process painful
The process of cupping is said to be painless, however there slight uneasiness due to the heat of the cups. The therapy helps the athletes recover from their physical ailments faster.
Athletes Find It Effective
Some of the athletes have felt that this is an effective way to enhance and accelerate the body's immunity to respond to pains and aches.
However Cupping Is Not The Only Therapy Used
Earlier Athletes Were Seen Wearing Copper Bracelets like These
These copper bracelets were used to ease the joints inflammation
And Kinesio Tapes Like These
Kinesio tape method helps the body to heal naturally and it provides stability to joints and muscles without limiting the body movement. Various techniques and therapies have been used by the athletes in previous years. Although cupping is an ancient therapy, it has come in trend in recent few years. Whatever works for these athletes to relieve their pains we just love watching our favourite athletes in ever so engaging Olympics.