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Therapeutic cupping is an ancient alternative medicine technique, which has recently made a comeback in the sports medicine world, especially during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Cupping helps flush old, stagnant blood from old injuries, which may be preventing complete recovery. When the therapy is finished, the cups are taken off and the muscle is irrigated with new, healthy blood full of nutrients needed for the injured area to recover. This process helps heal deep scar tissue from old injuries or surgeries, muscle spasms and overuse injuries.

What To Expect
During your treatment session, the athletic trainer will begin by placing the cup on your skin and attaching a suction pump to the cup, thereby creating a vacuum. It may be moved around in a massaging motion or left in place for a few minutes before being removed. You may feel mild pressure during the session and have visible red marks for a few days following the treatment. Most people, however, report little to no discomfort during the session and experience results immediately after.
This “vacuum” effect will cause nutrient-rich blood to pool into the area under the cup. The nutrient-rich blood promotes healing and increases range of motion.
Do I Need This?
If you are experiencing any type of tightness, soreness, fatigue or pain in a muscle area, cupping could be very beneficial. This treatment can also break up scar tissue that may be causing pain.

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I came in with a partial tear in my hamstring and they have been the absolute best during my recovery! Staff is so kind, knowledgeable and will do anything she can to make you feel better during your time. I love that they use a variety of treatments and exercises so each appointment is different. I highly recommend Sports Recovery Annex!

Rachel P.

You’re only as good as your ability to recover, and with the Sports Recovery Annex you will be at your best! I used many of their services while training for a marathon and was able to get the most out of my training, stay injury free and run my best race. They have all of the resources that you could need, and their clinicians are second to none. I will continue to highly recommend the Sports Recovery Annex to all athletes of every level!
Cody Pontius

The Sports Recovery Annex is my go to when it comes to marathon training and recovery. I have recently been dealing with a lower leg injury and they are helping me take the steps that I need to recover. The athletic trainers are knowledgeable and encouraging! I am so thankful that we have a facility like this in Jacksonville! There are so many great recovery tools here, it’s hard to pick a favorite!
Casey Mitten

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