What is Scraping?

For centuries, the Chinese Gua sha technique has been used to promote healing by scraping muscle tissue to stimulate blood flow. In the early ’90s, amateur athlete David Graston introduced a variation of this technique in the United States. Graston, who had a knee injury at the time, developed the unique stainless-steel tool and massage technique now referred to as the “Graston Scraping technique” to treat himself. This technique identifies areas of adhesion in the tissues and softens them through scraping. 

At Hurt Craft, we specifically use Scraping Therapy to break up stubborn fascia and scar tissue that our hands cannot get to budge. This treatment should never take more than 10 minutes per affected area.

Will it hurt? Some pain, all gain! There will be some discomfort during treatment, but the instrument and massage should not cause unbearable pain. Some slight bruising may occur after treatment.

Because our method is the star of the show and each appointment at Hurt Craft Deep Tissue Therapy is tailored to what YOUR body needs at that moment in time, scraping therapy is not available to book as a stand alone appointment or an add on.

If you and your therapist determine that scraping will benefit you, it’s all included at no extra charge!