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What is Scraping
Scraping is a treatment technique using tools which enables clinicians to locate and treat soft tissue tightness and injury. The scraping instruments help break up these adhesions and restore normal tissue mobility, just like any other form of soft tissue mobilization or deep tissue massage. This technique is can also be used in conjunction with soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and/or therapeutic exercise, thus correcting many musculoskeletal issues that cause pain.
Common conditions that may benefit from the Scraping Technique are tendonitis along with muscle strains & sprains.
The three most commonly cited benefits of muscle scraping (and have the most evidence based research) are:
improved range of motion
No matter your fitness experience or goal, muscle scraping can be a great way to boost performance and recovery while reducing the risk for injury.
Benefits of Scraping
Muscle scraping promotes better blood flow and nutrient uptake, which may support faster healing
Muscle scraping can remove bothersome or painful muscle adhesions
Muscle scraping has been shown to improve range of motion (ROM), which is essential during physical therapy
Muscle scraping may promote faster recovery and overall progress in your chiropractic, physical therapy, or massage therapy program