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
During your scraping therapy I 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
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.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The cups may be made of:
Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
There are different methods of cupping, including:
A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.