Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a relatively novel approach to treating soft tissue problems which evolved from the ancient Chinese technique Gua Sha. While it was used to remove the negative energy from the body, the approach has recently proven to be very effective in improving soft tissue conditions. It makes use of various instruments which break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. Pressure is also involved in these techniques.
Some of the conditions for which IASTM might be a great approach are the following:
IASTM is usually efficient when it comes to motor control issues, limited motion, as well as pain during motion.