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This Japanese Press Board is perfect for traditional techniques and modern Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Handcrafted with care from solid copper, this press board is a pleasure to use and has a natural anti-microbial surface. Developed over several months with the help and guidance of author, educator, and clinician Patrick Cunningham, this tool features a brushed texture for maximum grip, allowing acupuncturists to perform their work with precision and ease. In addition, the polished edges of the press board create a smooth, comfortable experience for the patient, hugging each contour of their body and enhancing the body's natural healing process. Measuring approximately 4" x 1.5" x1/8", this press board is designed to increase fascial glide and break up muscular adhesions without damaging the skin, promoting the smooth flow of qi throughout the body.

 

The Design Process 

 

The design of the Japanese Press Board / IASTM Board was an unexpected journey. It started when I asked several practitioners for feedback on a basic Japanese press board design. Patrick Cunningham, Lic. Ac. (clinician, author, and educator) got back to me with some truly amazing ideas. Over several months, Patrick and I corresponded and created multiple prototypes, each one refined and tested for performance. We experimented with textures and shapes, constantly pushing to improve the board's functionality and efficacy. His clinical expertise and experience made this tool possible.

 

Finally, we settled on solid copper as the material of choice for its natural anti-microbial properties and durability. The board's brushed texture was designed to provide maximum grip, ensuring that acupuncturists could perform their work precisely and easily, even when using salves and oils. In addition, the polished edges of the board were crafted to create a smooth, comfortable experience for the patient.

 

Overall, the Japanese Press Board / IASTM Board was designed to increase fascial glide and break up muscular adhesions without damaging the skin, promoting the smooth flow of qi throughout the body. The result is a tool that not only functions exceptionally well but also honors the ancient traditions and philosophies of acupuncture and traditional Japanese medicine.

Japanese Press Board / IASTM Board

SKU: ISTbrd4c
$104.98Price
  • Standard designs may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. All items must be returned in new condition and the customer pays shipping. Returns are accepted on custom orders and gold items at the seller's discretion. 
    Please email mark@AcuArtistry.com before returning any item.

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