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What is IASTM?
How will IASTM help?
IASTM will help you by reducing pain, improving function and increasing range of motion through a deeper approach by precisely locating regions of pathology. It does this by:
What to expect from an IASTM session?
During an IASTM session you will experience up to eight techniques to achieve the treatment goal, whether that would be to improve fluid circulation or aid remodelling of tissue. At the beginning of an IASTM session the therapist will use the tool to scan the region, for example the hamstrings, to identify any specific areas of tightness or stiffness. The area will then be warmed up and once warm the other techniques will be applied to the areas identified during scanning. The techniques are applied for up to 90 seconds per region and then for approximately 10 minutes per site. Localised inflammation will be present after an IASTM session due to the pressure applied during the session, this encourages the healing process.
What conditions can IASTM help?
Why have IASTM vs normal soft tissue massage?
IASTM can be performed as a sole treatment or within a normal soft tissue massage treatment session. It is a more targeted treatment to specifically focus on the injured tissue with the use of a tool.
If you would like to learn more about IASTM or more about what we do in general, please get in touch. Equally, if you would like to book an IASTM session then click here and we would be more than happy to help.