HOW DOES IT WORK?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IATSM) is exactly as the name suggests.
Your soft tissues will be mobilsed using an instrument. Here at Fallaw Myotherapy & Fitness we use commercial grade stainless steel instruments to implement ‘muscular scraping’ to encourage fascial movement and penetrate the muscle belly deeply.
IASTM is a relatively comfortable technique that will aim to increase flexibility and reduce ‘binding’ between your soft tissues. An area of immobility will usually cause binding between the layers of muscle and fascia that we have. This will reduce function of the area and restrict movement. If your movement is restricted, then you can generally expect that you will feel pain in a particular area, or you’ll feel compromised function.
IASTM works a similar way to Myofascial Cupping does on our fascial system. You’ll feel greater compliance of one area of the body with another AND an instant improvement in flexibility.