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Scraping Therapy

Scrapping is a core service of any Myotherapy appointment.

Scraping therapy, also known as Gua Sha, is a traditional healing technique that has been modernised and incorporated into myotherapy treatments to aid in injury recovery and pain management. This non-invasive therapy involves using a tool to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problematic area. The primary goal is to improve circulation and promote healing, making it a beneficial adjunct to conventional injury rehabilitation methods.

Enhances Blood Circulation

One of the core benefits of scraping therapy is the significant boost it provides to blood circulation. The gentle scraping action on the skin surface causes micro-trauma to the area, which in turn stimulates blood flow to the region. Enhanced circulation means more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the injury site, which are crucial for the body’s natural healing processes. This increased blood flow can reduce recovery times and enhance the healing of tissues.


Reduces Inflammation

Injury or strain often leads to inflammation, which is the body’s natural response to healing. However, excessive inflammation can cause pain and hinder the healing process. Scraping therapy helps in spreading and breaking down the accumulation of excess fluids and toxins that contribute to inflammation. By facilitating the lymphatic system’s ability to clear these substances, scraping can reduce swelling and inflammation, thereby alleviating pain and discomfort.


Breaks Down Scar Tissue

Scar tissue formation is a common aftermath of injury, which can lead to stiffness, discomfort, and a reduction in range of motion. The targeted scraping action helps to break down scar tissue and fascial adhesions, promoting flexibility and mobility in the affected area. This is particularly beneficial for individuals recovering from surgeries, muscle strains, or other injuries that affect soft tissue.

Complements Other Treatments

Myotherapists often incorporate scraping therapy into a broader treatment plan that may include massage, stretching, and exercise rehabilitation. This multimodal approach ensures that the root cause of the injury is addressed from multiple angles, promoting a more comprehensive and effective recovery.

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