Graston Soft Tissue Technique

Graston is a technique that utilizes stainless steel, professional level, soft tissue therapy tools. The Graston tools were designed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the doctor.

What does Graston Technique do?

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity