What is IASTM?

IASTM is a Deep Tissue and Fascia manipulation technique involving a specially design stainless steel
massage tool. IASTM allows the practitioner to work deeper into the bodies soft tissues rather than
using hands/thumbs and elbows. The stainless-steel tool also gives better feedback, meaning the
therapist can feel deeper restrictions and knots. The treatment is relativity painless and far
less time consuming then regular deep tissue massage.

 

How does it work?

The instrument becomes a diagnostic implement as it acts to magnify what is felt in the tissue aiding the therapist to quickly locate areas of restriction and pain. Once the area is located the tool enables clinicians to effectively breakdown scar tissue, fascial restrictions and adhesions and change muscle tonus. The shape and numerous angles of the tool allows the therapist to preform various actions such as pinpoint fiction work over scar or long strokes over a wide area like the hamstrings.

 

What is it used for?

It is used side by side with all other forms of treatment the therapist will used in his treatment plan for you. It is effective in releasing Myofascial tension, Scar tissue or adhesions, removing fluid and inflammation, increasing blood flow and promoting healing and recovery.

Other issues IASTM will help with include:

Achilles Tendinosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neck Issues
Fibromyalgia
Tennis elbow and Golfs Elbow
Lower Back Pain
Calf pain and Runner Retaliated Pain
Patellofemoral Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Scar Tissue
Shin Splints
Trigger Points

It is also a great way to speed up the healing progress, allowing the patient to get onto their
rehabilitation program faster. Therefore, shortening overall recovery times and speeding up
the treatment time, meaning the therapist can spend less time on braking down
stubbornareas and more time on other treatment options for you.

To find out More:

Contact Gavin Egan at PureBody Health
on
01371 859991 or gavin@purebodyhealth.co.uk