Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) Belfast
During the natural healing process from an injury the body’s natural reaction is to create scar tissue and inflammation. Scar tissue does not heal in a linear fashion to that of the muscle. It heals in the fastest way possible, which can give you the ‘crosshatch’ effect, creating adhesions of scar tissue within the muscle which can cause pain and limited motion.
The purpose of IASTM is to ‘realign’ this scar tissue to the natural linear fashion of the muscle, much the same as sports massage. The IASTM is used to introduce controlled microtrauma to the soft tissue area to stimulate a local inflammatory response.
This initiates the re-absorption of excessive scar tissue, and the remodelling of the soft tissue structure that was affected is facilitated. After this treatment and the remodelling of the scar tissue, the cells will become organised to better promote movement.Contact us
Benefits of IASTM
- Improved tissue extensibility
- Decreased pain
- Improved range of motion
- Decreased scar tissue formation
- Speeds up recovery time
Conditions IASTM Can Help With
At Fit For Life we use IASTM techniques as part of our integrated treatment to facilitate the healing process, reduce pain and improve soft tissue function and range of motion (ROM).
Various conditions that may benefit from the application of IASTM techniques may include: