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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)
We are now pleased to offer IASTM using the edge tool at all our clinics.

What is IASTM?
Instrument assisted soft tissue massage is the use of a stainless steel instrument pressed on the skin to move and break down connective tissue that has got stiff and immobile. The treatment lasts minutes and is lighter that traditional massage therefore can be a less painful treatment if you find massage painful this maybe for you.

The tool
Yes it looks odd! The edges are contoured and different shapes to ensure a good contact in many different parts of the body

What conditions can we treat?
The treatment can be used for many conditions see below for a few
  • Ligament Sprains (Ankles Knees etc)
  • Muscle Strains
  • Tennis Elbow/ golfers elbow
  • Neck/ Back Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis
  • DeQuervain's Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
  • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
  • Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
So when you come to us for your treatment this is one of the many treatments we can use to get you better

Author: Jonathan Smith

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