Scraping therapy is another ancient deep tissue massage technique that modern sports medicine is re-discovering for its effectivness to reduce muscle knots and scar tissue in muscles and tendons, it uses a smooth edge tool to directionaly massage along muscle and tendon fibers physically breakdown scar tissue and realign muscle fibers bunched in knots.
Scraping, Gua Sha, Graston, spooning, or Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (I.A.S.T.M) performed at Acupuncture Clermont will feel like a firm massage and should be done within your comfort level, the correct technique can provide full results without pain but can still leave a light red to maroon discoloration of the skin for 1-3 days.
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