Astym (instrumental soft tissue mobilization) is one of the techniques of manual therapy. The method acts on soft tissues, accelerating physiological processes, stimulating the independent ability of tissue to regenerate. Astym therapy is used more and more often and is popular among both specialists and patients due to its versatility, safety and effectiveness. Therapy is effective both in combination with other methods (manual, myofascial massage, taping, physical procedures, physical exercises), as well as monotherapy.
What is Astym?
Astym is a procedure that triggers tissue regeneration when portable composite resin instruments are applied to the skin. Practitioners gently slide instruments over muscles and tendons to stimulate fibroblasts, cells that create new muscle fibers and other healthy tissues. The procedure is performed by physiotherapists or sports trainers.
Initially, the technique was developed according to the principles of the ancient Chinese method of muscle tissue restoration in case of various injuries. It included an enhanced mobilization course and a complex of numerous techniques. Each technique has its own tools and its own rather tough approach, which is not always justified. Today, scientists have achieved better results in Astym treatment, as they included neurophysiological mechanisms in the research. After all, the results of manual research should include not only mechanical changes but also neurosensory changes in soft tissues.
And today mobilization of soft tissues with the help of Astym includes neurophysiological studies. At the same time, you can achieve high results using the FMT Blades program and just one RockBlades toolkit.
- Restriction of movement;
- Pain while moving;
- Motor dysfunction (poor motor control);
- Violation of tissue mobility;
- Poor perception of the body movements.
- Violation of tissue integrity (open wounds, infections, swelling);
- Implants (implanted defibrillator, intravascular prostheses, artificial valves);
- Deep vein thrombosis;
- Carotid sinus area on the neck;
- Lack of feedback.