RockBlades are a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM). This is a technique that has been around for thousands of years; tools such as spoons or coins were originally used to scrape the body’s soft tissue.


David Graston created a method and a set of instruments to use to treat soft tissue injuries. Rockblades were developed by RockTape, which I use as part of my treatment plan.


The tools involve of a variety of different edges and shapes, which can be used to scan for any areas of alteration in the soft tissue. The tool offers a different form of tissue mobilisation to using the hands and can be extremely light and gentle in areas which may be painful or require injury rehabilitation.


The application of these tools can:​

  • Improve muscle function

  • Help improve performance

  • Help to eliminate pain 

Read more about my other treatments; taping and cupping.