– A lot of people noticed that some of Olympians are covered in strange large red dots all over their bodies
– The answer came way more simple than someone might thought – “circles” are marks from cupping
– Learn what it is in the post below
During this Olympic games in Rio people noticed that some of athletes have red holes all over their backs and shoulders.
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Some thought it was some sort of conspiracy while some people have been making jokes about it.
The holes are leftover marks from 'cupping' - a form of therapy where heated cups are placed on the skin.
The heated cups are made using lighting flammable liquid in a glass cup, which is then stuck on the body (usually the back).
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As soon as the flame goes out, the temperature-drop creates suction which latches the cups onto your body.
They stick around for around four days.
Anyhow, athletes are undergoing cupping therapy to ease the pains they sustain as a result of competition.