Muscle Scraping

February 8, 2020
Fitness
Author: 
Joel Runyon

Muscle scraping is an effective technique that can help you improve your athleticism and recover faster. Here's how to do it effectively and what results you can expect to see.

What Is Muscle Scraping?

Muscle scraping, also known as Gua Sha or The Graston Technique is a mobility and recovery technique focused on promoting circulation in the muscles and deep tissue.

By "scraping" the muscles, it stimulates blood flow to the affected area which then helps reduce pain and promote healing as the blood can help stimulate the recovery.

How Do You Do Muscle Scraping?

Muscle scraping is a relatively straightforward technique. Once you have a muscle scraping tool, you simply apply it to your skin in a "scraping" fashion and you'll find it starts to release your muscles and you can start your recovery.

While your initial experience may be comfortable or painful, most people start to feel relief after about 7 days of muscle scraping - although it can be much longer or shorter as well.

Muscle Scraping Before & After Photos

If you want to see the real difference in muscle scraping -just take a look at the before and after photos.

[before and after photos coming soon]

What Is The Best Muscle Scraper?

Right now, there are not a ton of muscle scraping devices out there.

The best known muslce scraping device is from Sidekick (linked below). While it can seem expensive at first, a muscle scraper is typically less than one physical therapy or chiropractic session - which in comparison seems like a pretty good deal!

Related Articles

* The Graston Technique

* Gua Sha

Other Muscle Scraping Resources

https://sidekicktool.com/pages/muscle-scraping

https://www.orthocarolina.com/media/scrape-the-pain-away-graston-technique-

https://www.healthline.com/health/gua-sha

Joel Runyon

Joel is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE and the founder of MoveWell.

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