Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

IASTM is another option to resolve pain and tightness in the body. This approach to fascial work reduces friction which allows for precision, sensitivity, and depth that cannot be accomplished with the hands, knuckles, elbows, etc. IASTM instruments make it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction. They magnify the abnormalities (scars, restrictions, and adhesions) in the fascia and make it easier to locate the area to treat. Using a tool focuses the force through an area smaller than your finger with less friction which allows a more efficient treatment. The goal is to trigger an inflammatory healing response. This will stimulate the production of new collagen and proper, functional, pain-free healing.

Studies show that Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations (IASTM) is a simple and practical technique in which special instruments are used to remove scar tissue and helps in the process of healing by activating fibroblasts (healing regenerative cells). IASTM was also found to improve range of motion in acute and chronic injuries, and decrease pain.

Conditions Managed with IASTM

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Sinusitis and other sinus problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • TMJ
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Lymphatic issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin conditions

Benefits of IASTM

  • Reduces pain
  • Decrease in inflammation
  • Stimulates whole body relaxation
  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Increases lymphatic drainage
  • Removes toxin buildup
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Provides better balance to the body
  • Breaks up scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Increases range of motion

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