IASTM evolved from the ancient practice of Gua Sha in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Smooth edged instruments were used to press into the soft tissue with a scraping motion. In the late 1980’s Graston developed a set of wood tools for use on his knee, which was not responding to traditional physical therapy. The Graston Technique was further developed at Ball State University and became a patented form of IASTM using metal instruments. From there many other companies began designing tools to assist practitioners with soft tissue mobilization.
HOW IT WORKS
IASTM is used for acute and chronic injuries as well as post-surgically. It's great for breaking up scar tissue, and reducing inflammation while creating blood flow to the injured or constricted area. Some