Graston is a name-brand form of Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) which utilizes a set of six stainless steel tools. The use of these tools can be applied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments for multiple reasons, including, but not limited to, edema pump (decreasing swelling and inflammation), breaking down existing scar tissue, re-instigating the body’s own tissue repair process, and encouraging the proper fiber orientation of tissue repair as it occurs.