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IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Several IASTM tools and techniques are available such as the Graston® technique.


Yes, a tool. With extra training, Registered Massage Therapists can use metal tools combined with a massage technique to breakdown fascial restrictions. Although cold, this tool should not hurt. Depending on the application of the tool some areas may become tender. Always communicate to your therapist if something is too painful.

How does it work?

The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of local inflammatory response. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodelLing of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.

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Benefits of IASTM

  • Increased collagen production.

  • Decreased pain.

  • Restoring proper function.

  • Speeding up recovery time.

  • Reducing inflammation.

  • Improved mobility.

  • Alleviating chronic pain conditions.

  • No downtime, you can continue activities as normal.

Conditions treated by IASTM:

What Our Clients Say

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I was recommended to see Tyla after a lower back injury in 2012. I had seen many previous RMT's with no relief but after my first appointment with Tyla I immediately felt better. Since then I have seen Tyla regularly through car accidents, maternity and postpartum and always leave feeling better than when I arrived. 

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