Muscle Scraping: Can It Improve Muscle Performance?

David J. SautterMuscle Scraping, Performance2 Comments

In the constant quest for better muscle performance, athletes and gym goers are now turning towards a technique called muscle scraping. A direct manipulation of muscle tissue to improve blood flow and alleviate adhesions or knots, muscle scraping has been used for thousands of years, but only now is science revealing its potential benefits. Let’s take a look at what … Read More

The Evidence and Science Behind Gua Sha

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Centered around a mysterious, invisible set of energy pathways and with techniques that baffle the Western mind, traditional Chinese medicine can seem esoteric, to say the least. In that regard, gua sha, the therapeutic method of scraping the skin to alleviate pain and improve health certainly doesn’t disappoint. An ancient and maybe one of the earliest known medical practices, gua … Read More

Muscle Scraping vs Percussive Therapy

Alissa TaylorMuscle Scraping3 Comments

If you are someone who is getting into exercise, you may have heard about the importance of recovery. Even the most seasoned athletes confess that they know recovery is crucial for their performance, but still are unsure of the best tools for their individual needs. While it may have been acceptable in the past to finish your workout with a … Read More

The effects of stress on athletic performance

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The effects of stress on athletic performance

Have you experienced an impact on your athletic performance due to stress? In the last year, if you have found it more challenging to retain the same motivation that you had prior to quarantine, you’re not alone. 67% of individuals who are sheltering in place are experiencing a considerable increase in stress and 47% of individuals have reported experiencing worsened … Read More

Want to achieve your New Year’s resolutions? Learn how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can help.

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The new year is a great time to reflect and set goals for the year ahead and beyond. In recent years, there has been a decrease in interest when it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions because these types of goals have earned the reputation of being temporary. While it’s true that 54% of people struggle to stick with goals … Read More