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

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: 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