Designed by 2 Physical Therapists with decades of treating climbing injuries, mountain guiding, and living the climbing life.
About the product
Wave Tools, LLC was formed by athletes and therapists inspired to develop innovative, superior physical therapy tools. After working with a variety of other Gua Sha and IASTM tools on the market, it became apparent there was a need for a more ergonomic, three dimensional, versatile, and effective tool that both the professional and the individual could use to treat injury and pain. Thus The Wave Ultimate Soft Tissue Release Tool was born.
It began as a home-grown project: Initially molded out of clay, casted out of plaster, and then prototyped. After years of reworking and field testing, we came up with the best balance of size, form and function, as well as durability and cost effectiveness.
The Wave ultimate soft tissue release tool was designed by physical therapists and professional athletes to be the most effective all-in-one tool for treating myofascial restrictions, adhesions, scar tissue, neural restriction, and muscle tension.
When using the edges, hold the tool at a 45 degree angle and push through the tissue (do not drag). Use the edge like a push broom or snow shovel, cutting through the poor quality tissue, while preserving the healthy tissue. The adhesions (knotted hair) are combed out, while the healthy tissue (smooth hair) passes under the blade without damage. Use the massage knob like a thumb, and the large massaging surface like a roller (gliding back and forth).
Every injury is different, so each treatment needs to be specialized. Just as an exercise training plan accounts for rest and recovery, your tissue needs rest and recovery time as well. Do not overtreat! Treatments may be as often as every few days or as few as once a week depending on the acuteness and severity of the injury as well as the intensity of the treatment. In general, the more acute the injury, the gentler and shorter the treatment should be. With chronic injury and adhesions, use firm pressure up to 2-3 times a week. Treatments should last 5-20 minutes, and include 5-20 strokes each with the edge and massage surface. You may feel a bit of soreness during treatment, but there should not be any lingering pain. The videos are imperative for proper understanding and use.
The Wave Tool is the ultimate soft tissue release tool. This all in one tool combines myofascial massage surfaces and IASTM edge technology to completely treat myofascial pain, fascial restrictions and adhesions. No other tool combines edge technology and massage features in one tool.
The wave tool has the optimal steepness of curvature in it’s IASTM edges. This equates to more precise adhesion release. The combination of edge, massage and trigger point features allows the user to achieve better results during treatment.
Most IASTM tools on the market are two dimensional. This design is simpler to make, but the downside is that it is hard to feel the tissue restrictions and necessitates a firm grip on the tool. The Wave Tool feels warmer on the skin, and the 3-D ergonomic grips allow the user to hold the tool with a light comfortable hold, while gaining surface area and sensitivity. This enables the user to feel tissue restrictions and variations with ease, and to deliver superior treatment.
The Wave Tool is significantly more affordable than most IASTM tools on the market.
Resistant to scratches and dings. Will not break. In fact, the more you love your Wave Tool, the more it will polish like stone, and love you back!
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