Graston works well to help push swelling out of an area so you can then feel and move better.
What Is Graston Tecnhique?
Graston technique is a deep massage that is used with a metal instrument. This treatment helps to stimulate connective tissue remodeling. Graston technique helps the resorption of excessive fibrosis, and aids in inducing repair and regeneration of collagen. It promotes a breakdown of scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions resulting in decreased pain and improved flexibility. I have seen positive results using Graston on muscle spasms, tendon and fascia tightness and pain, tight muscles, and painful ligaments. Graston works well to help push swelling out of an area so you can then feel and move better.
Will this technique hurt?
It may be a bit uncomfortable. I will modify the pressure, and the intensity of the muscle on stretch to your comfort.
Will Graston result in bruising?
Usually not. It can make you pretty red with occasional little red dots due to an increase in blood flow.
Why would I use this technique on you?
I often use graston to compliment a Dry Needling session, and/or prior to mobilizing your joints so your movement is smoother.
How long does it take to have done?
A few minutes to up to 10. It depends on the body part and muscle size, the reasoning for having this as part of your treatment.
Common Areas To Have Graston:
- Calf muscles
- IT band region
- Upper traps
- Lower back
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