Based on the principles of Gua Sha, a technique long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, IASTM is a modality that uses specialized instruments to address areas of restriction in myofascial networks, soft tissue and joints. The tools are scraped along the skin, muscles, fascia, tendons and scar tissue in order to reduce muscle tension, promote recovery, and improve mobility. 

IASTM is effective in treating conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, tennis and golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel and many more.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization TREATMENT METHODS

Many athletes seek IASTM for it’s ability to break down fascial restrictions, adhesions, scar tissue, muscle knots, and more. IASTM restores function in important body mechanics required by athletes of all degrees. By having a faster recovery, improved mobility and less pain, you will perform better in your given sport.

IASTM can be used to target and isolate sources of acute and chronic pain. It reduces inflammation, improves circulation and restores proper function within the body, making it a valuable technique in the management of pain.

IASTM can be used to target specific muscle groups that are tensed up due to stress and anxiety. It is also normal for physical pain to further amplify stress, anxiety and depression. By addressing the physical element of stress, your body can then prioritize your mental health.