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Rock Blading & Therapy Services in Warwick & Leamington Spa

What is rock blading?


Rock blading is an advanced manual therapy treatment technique which can be used for relieving different areas of pain throughout the body affected by chronic pain or sports injuries. Rock-blading uses two pieces of metal, one that is called a “Mallet” and another that’s called a “Mullet”. These tools work together to provide stimulus to areas of pain and pressure.

The application of these tools can:

  • Remove scar tissue

  • Improve muscle function

  • Improve performance

  • Eliminates pain 

How does rock blading work? 

The technical term for this technique is Assisted Soft-Tissue Neurosensory Modulation (IASTM). Rock blades provide deeper penetration of adhesions and scar tissue and can be used for joint pain, injury, lower back or neck pain. This method of treatment is an incredible modality to increase movement in interfacial layers that build scar tissue over time.

Rock blading is based on research conducted by Dr. Robert Schleip, who debunked the idea of fascial release because fascia is a very tough tissue that requires an extremely large amount of force to deform.  He suggests that therapists are less likely to “break” scar tissue and lengthen tissue and more likely to temporarily affect fascial tone. Research suggests we are merely providing a stimulus to pain and pressure receptors, freeing nerve endings, and other mechanoreceptors in order to allow our patients to move better and so we are affecting the nervous system.

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