A new trend has occurred at the 2016 Rio Olympics – an ancient therapy called “cupping”.
Several athletes have been spotted with red circles on their body, among them US swimmer Michael Phelps. These marks are remains of the cupping therapy which is a form of acupuncture and particularly used to ease pains and support physical recovery.
The technique is practiced by shortly lighting flammable liquid in a glass cup which is then placed on the body. The suction created when the glass cools down makes it stick to the skin. This process increases the blood flow which supports muscle recovery after exercise. However, not only the new cupping trend promotes blood flow. OnZen’s carbonated tablets achieve the same results while not only leaving the skin circle-free but actually leaving it moisturised and soft.