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Cupping Therapy Benefits for Athletes and Non-Athletes for Pain Relief and Recovery

Cupping Therapy Benefits for Athletes and Non-Athletes for Pain Relief and Recovery

Cupping stole the limelight when Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps took to the pool with his back and shoulders decorated with those telltale circular kisses. All at once, cupping was the question on everyone’s lips: “What is this mysterious technique, and should I get in on it?” Phelps isn’t alone in his love of cupping—many athletes use it as a regular treatment option to help ease the aches and pains of heavy physical exertion and keep their muscles and joints smooth and limber. Cupping can also help with athletic injuries by shortening healing time and reducing swelling and discomfort. Athletes can...

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Feeling Low? How Cupping can Help the Holiday Blues

Feeling Low? How Cupping can Help the Holiday Blues

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season also comes with a great big dose of stress—if you’re like a lot of people you may be feeling less than joyful amidst the glitter and glow. Seasonal depression is a very real problem for many people, though few want to admit that they aren’t feeling the holiday cheer. Let’s face it, the holiday season is exhausting. Responsibilities pile up and bills mount. There are gifts to buy, decorations to light, cards to send, people to see…and all of this is crammed into a few short weeks!...

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Healthy Fascia and Finding Your Inner Olympian!

Healthy Fascia and Finding Your Inner Olympian!

Are you a professional or amateur athlete looking to improve performance, increase mobility and shorten recovery time? Or, are you someone with stubborn, persistent injuries that interfere with your daily comfort and ability to exercise? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, Lure Essentials cupping sets could be an invaluable addition to your regimen of care! By boosting circulation, reducing muscle stiffness and alleviating spasms, cupping shortens recovery time, improves lung capacity and increases range of motion – all good things for athletes looking to elevate their performance or for regular folks looking to get back into...

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6 Alternative Remedies to Body Aches You Can Try Today

6 Alternative Remedies to Body Aches You Can Try Today

Have you ever experienced pain without fully understanding where it comes from, or why? The most irritating kind of pain is the kind that isn’t so serious that you’d need a doctor immediately, but is just enough to throw you off your game. This type of pain may be the result of an injury you didn’t realize you had, or small tears in your muscles after strenuous exercise or sports, or even just not drinking enough water. Whatever the reason, you’re likely to deem these types of physical ailments as “not worth the price of a hospital visit.” It doesn’t...

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Cupping Therapy, Fascia and Soft Tissue Release

Cupping Therapy, Fascia and Soft Tissue Release

If you’re over the age of sixteen, it’s more than likely that you’ve experienced your fair share of muscle pain resulting from injury, over-use and strain. From high-level athletes to individuals that are bound to desks and computers all day, everyone is susceptible to the pain that evolves from the over-stimulation of trigger points. More commonly known as muscle knots, trigger points are sensitive areas in the body’s soft tissue, the stimulation or irritation of which can cause generalized musculoskeletal pain. These knots, located in the fascia surrounding your muscles, can be spontaneously painful (active) or painful only when compressed....

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