Functional Manual Therapy
Dry cupping lifts soft tissue, which increases blood flow and reduces muscle tension and pain. Cupping may leave temporary circular marks.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) enables a therapist to breakdown adhesions within the muscle and fascia, improving range of movement and reducing pain through de-sensitisation.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
Often clients with soft tissue injuries do not seek physical therapy until the injuries are more chronic. By this time, the body has completed most of its healing causing scar tissue.
IASTM enables a therapist to breakdown these adhesions and therefore can treat a wide range of pain, mobility and neurological issues by:
Improving and facilitate lymphatic drainage and flow
Stimulating a local inflammatory response to aid a correct healing response
Improving range of movement, strength and pain perception