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I’m quite interested in trying IASTM after Kaitlin recommended Hawkgrips in relation to a shoulder issue of mine a few weeks ago. The cost of hawkgrips for me is prohibitive, so I found a couple of other possible options at the links below. I’d really appreciate any advice on which you recommend – they both work out about the same price wise, so it comes down to a choice between stainless steel or polycarbonate.
wow hawkgrips are cool! looks like they copied graston pretty thoroughly. i thought graston patented their tool shapes.
BTW if you *really* want to be cheap, some of us have used kitchen utensils, like spoons, and gone to the hardware store for a large crescent wrench to use the handle on our quads. you just need a big metal thing to be able to scrape yourself. you don’t need no fancy way too expensive tool to try it on yourself!
Ha, yes I saw the recent daily vid where a spoon was used on the forearm, and tried that myself. So I think I’ll go for a couple of sessions with a specialist and see – but good to know there are so many options out there, and not all of them costing $4k!
Just wanted to update this for anyone interested – I had a first session yesterday with a local practitioner, and definitely saw some good results on shoulder rotation. We also found some other very lumpy areas that need work, so I’ll have at least another couple of sessions and then decide if and what to buy.
I’m not exactly unbiased, but I wanted to weigh in with another option. The cost of IASTM sets was mentioned in the original post, and most of the replies. Myometal sets are well made, stainless steel tools, and each set is considerably less than the other sets mentioned in this post.
Three tool sets, with a case included, are only $300 at http://www.myometal.com.