The rounded, puck shaped side of T Tool has two treatment surfaces: The Dome and The Rim.
The Dome is, as the name implies, is the dome shaped surface.
You can use the rectangular side of T Tool as a handle when treating with The Dome.
Typically The Dome is used for more broad compression, similar to how you would use your elbow.
The Rim is the other treatment surface on the puck-shaped side of T Tool.
When holding T Tool by the rectangular side, you can perform scraping style IASTM with The Rim.
Think of it like a 360 degree beveled edge that you can use almost anywhere on the body.
The Rounded Corner is a non-beveled surface on the Rectangular side of T Tool.
It is the ultimate thumb saver.
Instead of jamming your thumb into soft tissues to perform ischemic compression (and stressing the joint), you can use The Rounded Corner of T Tool.
On the Rectangular Side of T Tool, you have two beveled edges. The Narrow Bevel and The Wide Bevel.
Use the puck-shaped side of T Tool has a handle when performing scraping style IASTM with The Narrow Bevel.
The ability to grip the opposing side of T Tool as a handle allows you to treat all day with less hand fatigue.
The Wide Bevel is a broad, beveled edge that allows you to cover larger surfaces areas than The Narrow Bevel.
Use this treatment surface to perform scraping style IASTM on larger body areas.
Both The Narrow and The Wide Bevel are purposefully more dull than sharp, so you don't unnecessarily cause damage to the capillaries in your clients' skin.
You can perform scraping style IASTM in multiple ergonomic ways with T Tool.
You can perform this style of treatment with The Rim, The Narrow Bevel, and The Wide Bevel.
Unlike other IASTM tools, you can perform pin and stretch with T Tool due to its unique design.
Primarily you will use The Dome and The Rounded Corner to perform this style of treatment.
Using T Tool this way will save your thumbs.
Thumbs are great for ischemic compression, but it's much easier on your body to use T Tool's Rounded Corner instead.
Wherever you would press your thumb to perform ischemic compression, you can use the Rounded Corner instead.
As more research comes out regarding the mechanisms of soft tissue treatment, it has become clear that we do not need to damage capillaries in people's skin.
When a bevel has an overly sharp edge, it causes unnecessary petechiae and is uncomfortable for many people.
That is why T Tool's beveled edges are more blunt than sharp.
For certain patients, and in certain body areas, it is helpful to have a way to treat over clothing, and with a tool instead of your hands.
T Tool's variety of treatment surfaces and ways of holding it provides you with options in those situations.