IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

Massage and Myofascial Release

This ancient technique is great for treating both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. It assists in reducing adhesions and increases healing rates of targeted tissue. Pressure is applied to muscles and tendons with smooth, surgical stainless steel tools for the purpose of achieving a musculoskeletal and/or neurological change.  


During standard massage techniques, PTs use their hands so that there is direct, skin-to-skin contact. During an IASTM treatment, a physical therapist uses a metal or plastic tool to provide soft tissue massage and mobilization.

This tool is gently (or vigorously) scraped and rubbed over the skin. The rubbing of the instrument is used to locate and release tightness in the fascial system—the collagen covering the muscles.

When IASTM Is Used

Indications for use:
Carpal Tunnel 
Plant Fasciitis
Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Post-surgical Scar Tissue
Trigger Finger
Nerve Entrapment