Scraping Therapy

Scraping Therapy Benefits

Scraping is a soft tissue mobilization technique that helps to aid your body in healing from soft tissue injuries. Tissue in our bodies that connect, support or surround our internal organs and bones generally what are called ” soft tissues.” These would include fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If you are experiencing pain caused by soft tissue injury, you may be interested in scraping therapy.

 

Soft tissue injuries can be caused by trauma and come on suddenly, or injuries can be caused by overuse. Soft tissue injuries can be mild, moderate, or cause severe pain. Swelling, stiffness and/or bruising can all be associated with soft tissue injuries. When soft tissue is aggravated in your body, adhesions are formed it’s a way your body of dealing with the source of pain. on some accounts, scraping can help and offer pain relief.

What is Scraping Therapy?

There are a vast amount of different tools used in different shapes and sizes used in scraping therapies. During your scraping therapy your physician will use a tool to gently “scrape” back and forth over any muscle that is experiencing problems. This is to reduce soft tissue restrictions and muscle restrictions. Scraping can be very helpful to patients that have scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and strained muscles.

What does Scraping Therapy benefit?

  • Increases Range of Motion
  • Reduces swelling
  • Reducing pain in affected area
  • Break down adhesion build up

How does Scraping Therapy work?

Scraping therapy is done to release the body of blood stagnation. To visualize this, you may want to compare the water from a running stream versus the water in a stagnant pond. The stagnant pond typically is full of green moss, and other growths as well. While the running stream will have clear water and constant flow.  Our blood circulation is very similar to this analogy. When blood isn’t flowing properly, it becomes stagnant and creates an environment more suitable for disease.

This is why Scraping is a useful technique. it can quickly release blockages in your body. This is because it promotes body fluid circulation which helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxins from your deep cellular tissues. Scraping has two main functions, where it both nourishes and detoxifies.

For further questions on scraping therapies reach out to your chiropractor, physical therapist, or massage therapist. Scraping therapies are commonly used in these practices.

 

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