How to: Scraping for Neck Tension

Ariana Purificati Fune

Neck tension, the dreaded and the inevitable. Whether you experienced an injury or are stuck staring at your computer all day, falling into the tech neck trap, pain in your neck can take a toll on your everyday life. We’ve all tried stretching to relieve tension but a comprehensive plan may be what we really need, starting with muscle scraping.  … Read More

How to Scrape for Golfer’s Elbow

Ariana Purificati Fune

With the season in full swing, many may be experiencing the dreaded “Golfer’s Elbow”. That nagging pain on the inside of your elbow can start to intrude when doing really any activities that eliminateur arm.  Muscle scraping is an effective way to get rid of that pain and get back on the course quickly. This article will guide you through … Read More

3 Ways to Treat Calf Pain at Home

Ariana Purificati Fune

If you’re a daily runner, you look forward to getting out on the trial every day. Unfortunately, constant loading can often lead to calf pain. However, muscle scraping, combined with other home remedies can provide short- and long-term relief for your pain. This article will guide you through the most effective scraping techniques, as well as stretching and strengthening exercises … Read More

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain At Home

Ariana Purificati Fune

For those who experience shoulder pain, it can make daily tasks feel pretty impossible. Finding an effective way to relieve shoulder pain can be even more difficult. If you’re struggling to find relief, try muscle scraping! Based on the technique of gua sha, scraping effectively reduces pain and restores function at many joints throughout the body, including the shoulder. This … Read More

How to Choose the Best Muscle Scraper

Ariana Purificati Fune

If you’re experiencing a lot of muscle tension and soreness, an IASTM or muscle scraping tool would be an excellent addition to your recovery plan.  At Sidekick, we have created three uniquely designed muscle scrapers to more effectively target each muscle group. If you’re not sure where to start, this article will guide you to the best muscle scraper for … 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

Shin Splint Scraping: Key Tips for a Quicker Recovery

Ariana Purificati Fune

If you’re feeling dull aches on the inside of your shin bone either before, during, or after a workout, chances are you are experiencing shin splints. Shin splints are a very common injury in running and jumping activities but knowing how to treat them is not so common.  Although shin splint pain feels like it resonates from the bone, muscle … Read More

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

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