Nothing looks different indentations adorn muscles world-class swimmer, Michael Phelps, in action at the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro. There seems to be some brownish red circle on his right shoulder.
On closer examination, such as signs of cupping therapy. The technique is a traditional treatment and therapy by sticking a bowl or cup-shaped objects that suck the skin.
Brownish red color in the skin is a suction effect of the cupping tool which is believed to facilitate the circulation of blood and the blood is dirty.
True, Phelps is one of a number of athletes in the 2016 Olympics, choosing cupping techniques to maintain their fitness while in Rio de Janeiro.
In fact, alternative health technique that goes back thousands of years it became quite popular among athletes in the 2016 Olympics, including in the United States contingent.
In addition to Phelps, the cupping technique also be subscribed for artistic gymnastics athletes United States, Alex Naddour. At least it recognized the 25-year-old man.
"There's a secret that I have done over the past few years so that my health is maintained," Naddour said as quoted USAToday.
According to him, the way he chose bruise fairly helpful and cheap. "It's much better than the money I spend on other things," he said.
According to him, only to spend around $ 15 to purchase a set of tools bruise and use it, it can relieve pain and tension after diving competition.
Teammate Naddour, Chris Brook, also admitted relying heavily on the technique of cupping.
According to him, no longer needed a trainer or therapist with procedure bruise. "You're like, 'Okay, I get sick in this section.' Paste some tools bruise and teammates that can help you or do it yourself, "said Brooke.
Until this news was revealed, the United States has won three gold medals, five silver and four bronze.