Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue MobilisationAdam completed advanced IASTM with Ki Health Concepts.
What Is IASTM.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation, or IASTM, has become a general term to describe the use of any instruments or tool to massage, mobilise or manipulate soft tissue structures.
IASTM - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue MobilisationWhat we now recognise as IASTM has its origins in the east. Gua Sha is literally "scrapping of the Skin". The Chinese were the first documented people to recognise the benefits of skin scrapping, and Gua Sha has remained virtually unchanged since.
In the West, IASTM has been around since the late 90s when it was popularised by the Graston technique ®. The real difference between traditional Gua Sha and modern IASTM is the incorporation of many cutting edge soft tissue techniques currently used. The effectiveness of IASTM is the primary factor driving the growing popularity of IASTM. The ability to get the same, if not better results compared to hands alone makes IASTM a valuable tool for manual therapists. In addition, considerably less time and effort are usually required to achieve the desired results making IASTM popular with patients.
Taken from Ki Health Concepts