Gratson/IASTM/Scraping | Auckland Health and Performance


Better, Stronger, Fitter

The goal: Relax the soft tissue

What does gratson do?

It treats areas of scar tissue that are hindering the body’s natural range of motion. When the body is injured, thick bands of scar tissue can form at the site of injury.

It really helps scar tissue

As time progresses there can be a build up of this fibrotic scar tissue which leads to decreased function and pain.

Gratson technique is used to address tissue extensibility (stretch) issues like….

The instruments

Are made of stainless steel which are specifically designed and developed as an alternative to manual transverse friction massage.  These instruments help aid in diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue pathology and dysfunction by providing diagnostic tactile feedback to both the clinician and the patient

Once these areas of scar tissue are treated with the Graston Technique and your body absorbs/reforms this tissue the nervous system works its magic, pain will be reduced and function restored.

By further incorporating stretching, strengthening, ice/heat, and rehabilitation your body will rebuild the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.

Gratson can be beneficial

In helping a variety of injuries injuries including neck pain, lower back pain, pain between the shoulder blades, quadricep pain and tightness, knee pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a variety of other injuries.

Am I a good candidate for the Graston Technique?

You may be a good candidate for treatment with the Graston Technique if you are experiencing chronic pain and restricted mobility following an injury. After a full diagnostic exam to determine the type and extent of your injury and whether this treatment technique is right for your recovery needs.