Kirstin "Kiri" Swanson, DPT

Kirstin Swanson, Physical Therapist

Question: What is instrument assisted massage?
Answer: Instrument assisted massage is where a specific massage instrument (Graston, ASTYM, etc.) is used to aide in the healing of tissues including loosening up of scar tissue or to break
down muscle adhesions. It can be used following an
injury in the early stages or to help address longstanding
pain issues. Contact your local STARS clinic 367-3315 for the specifics on how instrument assisted massage may benefit you.