Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is manual therapy/massage with tools. IASTM is a treatment which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat soft tissue dysfunction. Studies have also shown clinical benefits of IASTM showing improvements in range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment. There are many different types of IASTM and at Total Balance, we like to incorporate the best of all of these into our treatment style. Some of the most recent research about IASTM stated "IASTM may have an impact on physiological changes by providing an increase in blood flow, reduction in tissue viscosity, myofascial release, interruption of pain receptors, and improvement of flexibility of underlying tissue. It is suggested that IASTM is an effective treatment intervention for reducing pain and improving function"