Instrument- assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a manual technique performed using a metal tool or "blade."
The therapist uses the tool to apply different pressure and speeds to help with tissue healing and inflammation, facilitate a muscle contraction (activating the muscle), or inhibit a muscle (decrease an overactive muscle).
How Does IASTM Work?
The tool effectively breaks down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. Fascia is the connective tissue that is all over your body. The tool allows the therapist to locate damaged areas and treat the area effectively with the right amount of pressure.
The introduction of controlled small tissue damage with the tool to the affected soft tissues, causes a mild inflammatory response and starts the natural process of healing. Adhesions (scar tissue) which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full restoration to occur.
All types of Massage Therapies
Treatment can include myofascial release, thai massage, acupuncture/ electro-acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound and taping, IFC, joint mobilization, home exercise and cupping therapy.
Indications for IASTM
Pain during motion
Motor control issues
Muscle recruitment issues
The therapists are certified with Graston Technique and Rockblades.