Let’s be honest. I had never heard of cupping therapy until I saw Michael Phelp’s red-and-purple spotted back. The most decorated swimmer in the world wasn’t shy about showing his love for cupping, the ancient Chinese practice-turned-sports recovery technique for elite athletes everywhere.
So, after weeks, actually months of back pain, I decided to give it a try. I went to see Tom in his Miami practice. He applied these cups that seemed to suck the skin out my body. It was almost like a reverse massage. I stayed with the cups for about 15 minutes. What an incredible feeling!
It’s been over a week, and I have zero back pain. Tom has magic hands. Honestly. I am going back next week for my weekly treatment!