The Graston Technique is a patented form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to perform muscle and soft tissue mobilizations. You can think of the Graston Technique as a deeper, more intense version of manual therapy. Specially trained clinicians use uniquely designed Graston tools in two ways. First, to locate muscle knots or restrictions. They do this by running the tools over your skin to feel for fibrous or scar tissue that may be causing you pain or restricting your movement. Second, they use the tools to break up that tissue to restore mobility and function.