The IASTM tools is getting more and more popular these days, it has become one of the new trendy ways how physiotherapist use this technique to treat sports injuries or even muscle pain, but why is the IASTM effective and what are the sciences behind it, we will figure it out today.
What is IASTM?
The IASTM, which is as known as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, it’s the type of technique that used to treat fascia dysfunction, which could be caused by chronic inflammation or collagen degermation, such issues often caused by muscle injuries, where the amount of collagen reduced so the connecting tissue become to lack of elasticity and hence the fascia start to become adhesive, which we often called this the scar tissue.
In order to treat this problem, physiotherapists use the IASTM tools to break down the adhesion or the scar tissues, the benefit of using this treatment is 1) it’s has been proven much more effective than the hand massage 2) since it uses instruments, it causes less damage to the practitioner for the hand, also some IASTM Tools have sharp area, in which you can pinch deeper to the soft tissue.
In general, the IASTM technique reduce the time of treatment at the same time minimize the pain, this tools contain many shapes and sizes in which you can apply to different body areas, pretty much similar to the Traditional Chinese Medicine- GUA SHA, however, the IASTM therapy uses medical graded stainless steel, another name for this will be the Graston, there are identical tools.
How does the IASTM tool work?
To ease your muscle pain and rejuvenating the muscle tissue, you will need to decrease the scar tissue, increase the blood flow so it will trigger the muscle tissue to heal on the cellular level, by applying the stainless steel IASTM tool, with the different techniques which involve scanning, pinching, pulling and scraping, with appropriate pressure push to the muscle, it will break down the fascia adhesion.
What kind of injuries that IASTM / Graston technique will work?
According to the studies, any injuries that are soft tissues related, it can be treated with IASTM tools, common injuries as follow:
- Common injuries:
- Golf elbow,
- Back and neck pain
- Myofascial pain
- Muscle strains
- Patellar tendinitis
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
Recommended IASTM Tools:
Medical Grade Stainless Steel massage tool 3 holes
|$89.00||Can be use at arm , legs, shoulder and tendons|
Stainless Steel Gua Sha Large Handlebar Set of 4 (Blue)
|$289||Bundle contains different parts of IASTM tools, can be applied in every part of body|
Stainless Steel Gua Sha Scraping Tools (G Shape)
|$90||Can be used on small area, such as arm, shoulder legs and tendons|
Stainless Steel Gua Sha Scraping All- in- One Bundle Tool (Set of 5)
Bundle contains different parts of IASTM tools, can be applied in every part of body
Stainless Steel Gua Sha Scraping Tools for IASTM Therapy
|$129.00||Can be used on big area of body like back and legs|