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lifetime-guarantee-iastm-toolsWhen therapists use IASTM tools, the treatment becomes much less physically taxing. Additionally, all FASCIQ® IASTM tools have a Lifetime Guarantee, which of course applies under normal usage. Many therapists use their fingers to apply pressure to the (soft) tissue. THYSOL USA offers a wide range of FASCIQ® IASTM tools and have free delivery.

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Our customers buy the FASCIQ® IASTM Tools to assess tissue quality and to treat focus areas. Save your joints and wrists during soft tissue therapy. All IASTM tools carry Life Time Guarantee and are shipped US-wide for FREE.

IASTM tools

The FASCIQ® IASTM Tools ("Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tools" or in short "Instrument Assisted Massage Tools") consist of a number of separate tools that look different with various finished sides. In addition to separate instruments, FASCIQ® also offers two complete IASTM toolsets with various shaped tools. All IASTM Tools are packed in a sturdy, beautiful storage bag. Usually, each tool has multiple shapes and finished edges to increase its employability. The smaller tools are generally used for the treatment of smaller parts of the body, smaller strokes and reaching superficial tissue structures. The larger and heavier tools are used to reach deeper and are suitable for the treatment of larger parts of the body. These IASTM tools help prevent joint wear and strains complaints among therapists.

IASTM Tools stimulate:

  • A flexible and well-maintained, healthy fascial network.
  • Improved (soft) tissue perfusion.
  • Improved range of motion.
  • Mobilization of the soft tissue.
  • Loosening of adhesions in the connective tissue.
  • Treatment of trigger points.

The most common conditions FASCIQ® IASTM Tools are used for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patella tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Surgical or traumatic scars

Various shaped instrument assisted massage tools

  • Concave shape, this is a rounder, long curve.
  • Convex shape, this is a tube-shaped indentation.
  • Round blunt shape (for more pressure and deeper layers).
  • Hook shape (among other things for the treatment of trigger points).

FASCIQ® - Recommended by Dr. Robert Schleip

“We are delighted to include FASCIQ® as one of our partners. Not only do we share a common purpose – supporting medical health professionals achieve their aspirations – we know how fundamental education and a well applied fascia treatment concept, which is based on well conducted scientific research, can improve clients’ well beings on a global level.”

- Dr. Robert Schleip

Fascia Research Group, Munich, Germany


"Excellent product. FASCIQ IASTM tools are a welcomed addition!"

- Luke Rudkin

Sports Physiotherapist at Premiership side Gloucester Rugby

FASCIQ® IASTM Tools Equine

In human therapy, the use of FASCIQ® IASTM Tools is increasing, and this development continues in the treatment of animals. Horses are large, powerful animals and the surfaces that are treated put a lot of strain on the therapist’s hands, fingers, wrists and arms. IASTM Tools are specially designed to prevent wear and tear on the therapist’s hands, but above all to get more out of the treatment. The therapist and caregiver are responsible for keeping the horse vital. Especially sport horses train a lot and during competitions the load is high. The use of FASCIQ® IASTM Tools are an effective aid in this respect.

IASTM therapy

IASTM is used in the treatment of several conditions. This article gives you all the answers to the questions you might have about IASTM. It will explain what IASTM therapy is, how it works, what benefits there are, which tools there are and where you can buy these tools.

What is IASTM therapy?

Many people are talking about this new treatment, but what is IASTM therapy? IASTM stands for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, this is a treatment for myofascial restriction.

How does IASTM therapy work?

Several therapists are using the IASTM technique, but how does it work? The IASTM tools can be used on several parts of the body. The tools are used as follows: the therapist applies pressure to the tool and glides across the skin to reach the soft tissue. The IASTM tools are producing microtrauma to the affected tissue. This microtrauma will stimulate a local inflammatory process. As a result, it initiates reabsorption of unhealthy tissue and promotes tissue remodeling and healthy tissue production.

What are the benefits of soft tissue mobilization?

First, we have the benefits of IASTM therapy for the physiotherapists. Many therapists use their fingers to apply pressure to the tissue. As a result, many therapists are struggling with common problems like wear and overload. With IASTM therapy these problems can be prevented. Besides the benefits for physiotherapists there are also several benefits for the clients.
  • The therapy can reduce the overall time of treatment
  • It allows a faster recovery of rehabilitation
  • It reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • It can resolve chronic conditions
  • Clients can continue to engage in everyday activities

What conditions would benefit from the use of IASTM tools?

There are several conditions which would benefit from this soft tissue massage. Some examples of conditions are shown in the list below:
  • Cervical sprain/strain
  • Lumbar sprain/strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Disorders
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

What IASTM tools are there?

IASTM tools also known as fascia massage tool, fascia release tools, myofascial release tools or deep tissue massage tool come in different sizes and shapes. Depending on the area that needs to be treated and the trigger point the client indicates, the best instrument is chosen. The smaller tools are normally used for treatments of the smaller parts of the body and reaching superficial tissue structures. The larger and heavier tools are used for the treatment of the larger parts of the body and are used to reach deeper.

Where can I buy IASTM tools in the USA?

The IASTM tools can be bought at THYSOL USA, we offer a wide variety of FASCIQ® IASTM tools. We offer different sizes and shapes and we offer a lifetime guarantee. You can also choose a fascia wax which works well with the IASTM tools.


The FASCIQ tools are made of AISI 304 (1.4301) high-quality surgical stainless steel. This material is widely used among physiotherapists because of its resonance capability. With this ability, as a practitioner, you can feel the underlying tissues vibrating through the tool.

Fascia tools, also called IASTM tools, are used by physical therapists applying an IASTM technique. This treatment with fascia tools focuses on moving the layers of tissue in relation to each other. This will result in a rapid increase in the range of motion and also contributes to a reduction of tension.

By choosing from a variety of sizes, it is possible to vary the size of the treatment surface. Also, the shape of the tool determines how the forces you apply to it as a practitioner are distributed across the skin. It is important during a treatment that the tool lies comfortably in the hand. That way, as a practitioner, you can apply pressure to it without any problems.

The recommended and also widely used intermediate for IASTM is wax. This is because the composition of the wax provides both grip and glide, two essential aspects for during a fascia treatment. Thanks to the wax, mobilization, differentiation and extension can take place without any problems during the treatment.

An IASTM treatment can be painful. However, this depends on the chosen form and also varies from person to person. In general, the pain is experienced as relieving and sometimes even as pleasant. It is also true that immediately after treatment an improvement is often visible in the flexibility and in the reduction of the pain experienced during the treatment.

Yes, it is indeed possible. But to apply the tools yourself, a good explanation is essential. You can watch the videos on our website to see how to apply the fascia tools. You can find the application videos on the product pages.

Scar tissue can certainly be influenced by IASTM. This is because an injury repairs itself by creating new tissue; scar tissue. This new tissue has a different structure than the old tissue. Thus, it has an irregular pattern and very little functional strength. The result of this often indicates fascial movement limitations and pain. However, IASTM techniques can be used to ensure that the scar tissue glides better in relation to the surrounding tissue. By applying the correct stretching and movement after the treatment, the body will restore the function and structure of the tissue.

As is the case with virtually every form of treatment, there are contraindications to IASTM.

Absolute forms of contraindications are:

  • Thrombosis
  • Fractures
  • Tumors present in the treatment region
  • Use of blood thinners

Relative forms of contraindications are:

  • Open wounds and/or skin lesions
  • Fever
  • Pregnancy
  • Hypertension or hypotensive
  • Varicose veins
  • Mental stress

Fascia refers to the connective tissue membranes that surround the muscles, joints, organs and bones. All the connective tissue membranes together form a network throughout the body, it is the connection between different structures. But in addition, fascia also allows nerves and muscles to move smoothly and without friction from each other. So that the fascia leads to pain in poor conditions is not very surprising. Many nerve endings are located in the fascia. Adhesions can also cause limb mobility to be limited. With the specific treatment technique called IASTM, the fascia can be improved.

Our IASTM tools can be used in a variety of ways. We recommend you watch our YouTube channel FASCIQ. It explains the use of all our IASTM tools. Want more information or learn it in real-life? We also run physical courses in the UK from time to time. To do so, keep an eye on our IASTM course page for new dates or sign up for our newsletter! Then we’ll keep you informed as soon as we run a new course.

The aim is to remove all visible organic matter. This could be massage oil, sweat, hair, or whatever you can see on the tool. Next, rinse all soap off the tool so that the disinfectant is not impeded in any way. Afterwards, let the tool dry.

An important final step is to disinfect the tool. We recommend using 7.5% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This is the most eco-friendly of the chemical disinfectants, although it is still harsh. Make sure you wear gloves and if you tend to splash, eye protection. Tools should sit in the H2O2 for 30 minutes. This is called contact time, and if you are using another high-level disinfectant, consult the label for the correct contact time.

We do not recommend using other agents such as alcohol, bleach, cavicide and barbicide.

Cleaning the tool is very important. The only reason to use the tool again without thorough disinfection is when the tool is used on the same person.

Learning the technique of IASTM and buying the right instrument for you are two different things. A new IASTM instrument is similar to a new car – you have to do your research first! To determine which instrument is right for you, you need to “try out” the instruments according to your treatment approach, your hand size, and your budget. Practicality, affordability, and effectiveness are essential. In general, there are a number of all-in-one tools suitable for general applications. Above, we have explained them. Would you like to know more or need specific advice? Then call our customer service team! Our qualified staff will be happy to provide you with personal advice.

There are IASTM tools on the market that are only available to qualified professionals. Our IASTM tools are available to everyone! We believe it is important for everyone to learn about the benefits of IASTM tools. We also give courses with some regularity. After all, you have to get to know a product before you can use it, right? If you like it, you can take a course to become officially trained in it.