Myofascial and Scar Tissue release with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Often, patients with soft-tissue injuries do not seek out therapy until the injuries have become chronic (weeks/months after injury). By this point, the body has completed most of its self-healing process. Scar tissue and adhesions are formed during this healing process, which limits motion and often causes pain. Scar tissue and adhesions act like super glue in your body. When scar tissue is created after injury, new cells are laid down excessively and in a disorganized manner. Scar tissue/adhesions prevent the muscle or other tissues from lengthening appropriately. By introducing ISTAM to the soft tissue, a local inflammatory response is stimulated. This microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a remodeling of the affected structures. After IASTM treatment, scar tissue can be released so that the cells become organized to promote better movement.
The technique can cause mild discomfort during the procedure. Clients may experience soreness in the treatment area for a day or two following treatment. Bruising can occur, although this is not commom. Results vary from individual to individual. Clients usually receive two treatments per week, over 4-5 weeks. Most Clients have a positive response by the 3rd or 4th treatment.
IASTM can incorporated into your regular massage treatment/session:
What is involved with treatment?
1. Warm up the tissue to make it more pliable (heat and/or massage.)
2. Perform IASTM
3. Engage in light exercise/movement during and after session.
What Conditions respond to IASTM treatment:
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