Michael Phelps is an American retired competitive swimmer and the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. ‘The Baltimore Bullet’ participated in 5 Olympics and won a total of 28 medals, the most ever. In all, the 28 medals include 23 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.
Phelps created widespread interest in cupping when he had visible large purple circles across his back and shoulders at the Rio Olympics.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin to help circulate blood and relieve muscle tension.