Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM involves the use of a hand held tool to mobilize exceptionally tight fascia. Fascia is a type of connective tissue that envelops every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and organ in the body. Injury to the fascia can compress these structures, leading to pain and discomfort, which can impede daily tasks. During an IASTM treatment, Dr. Sanchez will ask you to mimic the physical motion that is causing pain or discomfort while he applies quick strokes with the instrument to break up the constricted fascia.