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November 25, 2008

The Graston Technique

Imagine an extremely deep massage done with tools to break up scar tissue and you have an idea of what the Graston Technique of massage is like. Obviously, it is not for everyone. But for folks who have become debilitated due to repetitive use injuries, they consider it better than undergoing surgery.

The six treatments hurt so much it left bruises, Flach says. But it also was the first time something worked. "I'm as flexible now as I was when I was 15," she says of the treatments.

A kind of cross fiber friction technique, the Graston Technique uses stainless steel tools to deliver the therapy and break up scar tissue adhesions. Bruising is not uncommon, so consider populations of clients who may be contraindicated for this therapy before recommending or administering this type of therapy to them.

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Posted by linda at November 25, 2008 7:17 PM

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