Muscle Scraping vs Massage Guns

Alissa Taylor

scraping vs massage gun

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

How To Prevent and Recover From Shin Splints

Brent Wells

tim tollefson running shin splints

Recovery for any injury to the body feels different for everyone and varies depending on the injury. There is always a process for the body to undertake when healing.  Some processes of healing don’t take as long, while some cases of healing may take anywhere up to months at a time. We should be sure to never rush it.  Some … Read More

Plantar Fasciitis Scraping: A Guide For Optimal Relief

Kaitlyn Feldvari

Jess O'Connell - Plantar Fasciitis Scraping Sidekick

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis pain, chances are you’ve already tried a variety of techniques, from self-massage to custom insoles. Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply incredibly active throughout the day, finding a repeatable solution for relief can seem like a never-ending quest. Fortunately, scraping is one of the most effective ways to help with plantar fasciitis pain … Read More

The Best Plantar Fasciitis Massage Tools For Maximum Relief

Kaitlyn Feldvari

Image of someone using the Eclipse

When it comes to treating your plantar fasciitis with massage, using the right tools matter. Overly expensive and gimmicky solutions that promise the world and aren’t very effective and can often hurt more than just your wallet.  Not only do the right tools help improve the effectiveness of alleviating your pain, but they are critical in building a consistent massage … Read More

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Tools – What Are The Differences Between Them?

Janki Kotak

Sidekick IASTM Tools

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools vary in technique, shape, size, and material. Your Chiropractor will normally use an IASTM tool if you have limited motion, pain during motion, motor control issues, and muscle recruitment issues. Instruments are made up of different materials, have different shapes, and are used for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of different types instruments: … Read More

Muscle Scraping: Can It Improve Muscle Performance?

David J. Sautter

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

Heated Vibration vs. Scraping

Alissa Taylor

How to know which type of recovery tools are best for you. We highlight the advantages of heated vibration vs. scraping tools.

The Evidence and Science Behind Gua Sha

Tracey Roizman

Sidekick Echo Neck

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

One Chiropractors Professional Recommendations for Muscle Soreness Relief

Tracey Roizman

Working out is exhilarating and rewarding but exercise too much and your body will let you know. Sore, tender muscles after a long or intense workout can last for days, leading to misery and regret—the exact opposite of your exercise intentions. Here are a few ways to avoid or minimize post-exercise muscle soreness as well as speed up your recovery … Read More

Should I buy the Curve or Echo?

Hin Lai

Curve and Echo image

As one of the most frequent questions we get from new customers, we wanted to breakdown the differences between the two so you can make an informed purchase. To clarify, both products are based on the same concept and applied the same way. They are both very effective and both come with a lubricant (one in balm form, and the … Read More