Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), commonly known as the Graston Technique, is a highly effective therapy for addressing soft tissue problems in the body. In fact, this modality has extensive scientific research results to support its effectiveness in a variety of applications.
Developed by a professional water skier after a knee injury that refused to heal properly, this technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel implements to manipulate the tissues.
Benefits of the Graston Technique
Originally developed to release scar tissue, fascial restrictions and adhesions, IASTM therapy creates an ideal environment for healing. It is used to address inflammation, pain and muscle spasms as well as to improve muscle strength and improve range of motion.
Research also supports this therapy for clients who are experiencing problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, surgical scars, bursitis and other chronic conditions. It may also benefit those who are experiencing edema.
A common therapeutic modality for athletes, IASTM can provide the same range of benefits from anyone who seeks a healthier body and an improved physical outcome.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, Heavenly Hands Massage Wellness Center offers a full range of therapeutic services, including massage, cupping therapy, sound therapy and sports injury rehab. Our highly trained technicians use the Graston Technique alone or in combination with other therapies to produce the desired results.
Contact us today to learn more about instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) or to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced therapists.