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

Scraping for IT Band Syndrome

Ariana Purificati Fune

Runners, or any athletes that are constantly on their feet, may be prone to iliotibial (IT) band syndrome. The pain on the outside of your knees can be debilitating and keep you from being active.  Fortunately, Sidekick tools can be used to attack almost all of the causes of IT band syndrome.  This article will guide you through scraping the … 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: Muscle Scraping for Knee Pain

Ariana Purificati Fune

During load-bearing movements, the knee is the weakest link of the lower kinetic chain, making it very prone to injury and pain. As there are many causes of knee pain, there are also many ways to treat it. If you feel like there’s something missing from your usual treatment plan, you should try muscle scraping! It’s fair to be skeptical … Read More

Shin Splint Pain: 5 Crucial Tips for Prevention and Relief

Ariana Purificati Fune

Feeling pain in your shins that doesn’t seem to go away? We’ve got some at-home remedies that will have you feeling relief in no time. Shin splints can result from a combination of causes so there is no single solution that will provide total relief. Fortunately, a comprehensive recovery plan can help to effectively prevent, and relieve shin splint pain … Read More

11 Proven Tips For Quick Muscle Recovery

Stephanie James

You wake up in the morning and as you rise, you feel your body aching all over. It is your first week in the gym and you are experiencing all the signs of fatigue and overexertion. Rest and recovery are an essential part of any workout routine. Your after-exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and … 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

The Role of Heat in Muscle Recovery

Alissa Taylor

Is heat the key to improved athletic performance? Heat therapy can help to deliver blood flow and improve healing time post workout.