Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)

Soft tissue and fascia therapy in Phoenix, Arizona

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1 What is instrument-assisted soft tissue massage?

Instrument-assisted soft tissue massage, also known as IASTM, uses a small metal tool that is tailored for the contours of your body. These soft tissue treatments allow your physical therapist to apply a light, consistent glide through fascial tissue.

2 What are the benefits of IASTM?

This therapy is designed to improve range of motion, decrease scar tissue restrictions, and repair collagen in the body. Afterwards, you will leave feeling looser with much more range of motion. Pain diminishes and your joints will move free.
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3 What should I expect from IASTM?

Treatments are gentle and tailored to your personal preference and comfort level. By re-establishing better mobility in your body, you can reduce pain, increase effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments, and speed up healing time.

4 Are there any side effects from IASTM?

Pink skin in the area after treatment or small red dots called “petechiae” can occur and are a normal but temporary response to increased blood flow near the skin’s surface.

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Additional Resources:

National Center for Biotechnology Information
The efficacy of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization: a systematic review

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