What is Scraping Therapy?

Imagine a gentle glide across your skin, followed by a warming sensation and a gradual easing of tension. That’s the essence of scraping therapy. Using specialized tools, a licensed physical therapist applies controlled pressure to scrape targeted areas, stimulating blood flow and releasing fascial restrictions. By addressing fascial adhesions, which can contribute to pain and stiffness, scraping aims to:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Promote healing and tissue repair
  • Boost circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Enhance athletic performance

When is Scraping Therapy Used?

Scraping therapy is often incorporated into treatment plans for various conditions, including:

  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Scar tissue buildup
  • Limited joint mobility
  • Sports injuries

What to Expect During a Session:

  • Consultation: Your physical therapist will discuss your goals, assess your needs, and determine if scraping is suitable for you.
  • Preparation: The therapist will prepare your skin with lotion and explain the process.
  • Treatment: With controlled pressure, the therapist will scrape targeted areas using specific tools.
  • Your therapist will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Important Reminders:

  • Scraping is not a miracle cure. It’s best used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan designed by a licensed physical therapist.
  • Communication is key. Discuss any concerns or discomfort you experience during the session.
  • Not everyone benefits from scraping. Certain conditions may make it unsuitable.

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