Project Description

Many clinicans who work at SST have taken continuing education to learn how to perform instrumeted soft tissue mobilization using a variety of tools of various shapes and sizes.

SASTM is a type of deep tissue massage that uses instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves produced by the vibration of the instrument against the tissue.

The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling 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.  Find out more about David Graston and this treatment approach at  —