Over time, internal scar tissue or adhesions can build up in your joints, muscles, tendons, and soft tissues. It can be caused by working your body too much, injury (such as sprains, strains and trauma), surgery, disease, or just by moving and not being in absolute perfect physical condition or having perfect “form” when you move. Stiffness and many of the aches and pains that we have after reaching a “certain age” are due to the build up of internal scar tissue and adhesions. Astym treatment is effective at reducing or eliminating internal scar tissue or adhesions. Once the scar tissue and adhesions are reduced or removed, stiffness, and aches and pains often go away. Astym's resolution rates (outcomes) for scar tissue and adhesions related pain are impressive. Click on this link to see how many people resolve their conditions after Astym treatment: http://astym.com/professionals/research.asp. These outcomes were submitted by independent clinicians from all across the country.