The blades are great, the plastic Mullet has a way different feel than the metal Mallet. They're both very sturdy and easy to work with, so I couldn't wait to get mine after I had the chance to experiment with them in person. The only problem is that it took about a month to get them! I was pretty disappointed with customer service and the nonchalant manner that they responded to my questions about why it was taking so long to get them.
"I have been using Graston and other IASTM tools for about 7 years. The Mallet is going to be one of my favorite new assets to my treatment plans. It is an all in one tool that feels great with less fatigue when doing myofascial work. Two thumbs up!" - John Bartholet, DC
Welcome to the future of IASTM. Every detail of RockBlades—each edge, angle, and contour, was carefully cultivated and refined over the course of two years.
RockBlades are comprised of two precision-engineered and manufactured soft-tissue instruments: a surgical-grade stainless steel “Mallet” and thermo-plastic polymide “Mullet,” accompanied by a 100% natural RockRub emollient and sanitizing wipes to form a complete, turn-key IASTM system.
RockBlades are sold as a complete IASTM solution - 1 Mallet, 1 Mullet, a 50g RockRub Jar and a pack of sanitizing wipes. They're housed in a reusable docking station made of high quality plastic that can be washed and used to store the tools for use and display.
"I am no amateur to IASTM. I've used quite a few with certifications. There are two tools in this kit. The stainless steel tool is amazing. Nice weight to it and genius way to hold them with a brass knuckle feeling good easy to use and operate. Have already gotten great results." - Dr. Fayaz Ather
Honed from surgical-grade stainless steel, the Mallet is the ultimate in-clinic tool. Hand-polished treatment surfaces, combined with a perfectly balanced and weighted core make
tissue scanning and treatment a breeze. Matte-finished dimples—four on each side—combined with a patented "brass knuckle" style handle enables practitioners to hold the tool six different ways. Every side is unique - both in shape and edge radius. The non-treatment faces of the Mallet are laser-etched with RockTape's awesome manifesto design.
"These tools are diverse and heavy enough and provide quality results without burning me out. They work well if you are in competition settings, treating multiple athletes and have enough angles and edges so that you don't have to continually swap between tools. The plastic little brother tool is also a nice touch and good for traveling." - Erik Uuksulainen
The “Mullet” is a lightweight tool designed to be portable, allowing practitioners to deliver superior soft-tissue manipulation wherever their patients may be. The Mullet is crafted from an incredibly durable thermo-plastic polyamide—the same material is used in high-performance automotive and aerospace applications. The Mullet features four distinct edges, providing comprehensive treatment capabilities and its quirks include a functioning bottle opener. The non-treatment faces of the Mullet are chemically-etched with RockTape's awesome manifesto design.
RockRub & Sanitizing Wipes
In addition to the two tools, every set of RockBlades includes a newly reformulated RockRub emollient and a pack of sanitizing wipes. Additional rub and wipes will be available in a “reload” kit shortly after the launch of RockBlades. This new RockRub is formulated from Canola Oil, Beeswax, and Vitamin E - it's fragrance free. Sanitizing wipes are alcohol-based and specially formulated to leave RockBlades streak-free.
Kit and Tool Specs
Mallet: 450g/ 1lbs - 185mm x 115mm x 8.5mm/ 7.2"x4.5"x0.33"
Mullet: 187g/ 0.4lbs - 150mm x 112mm x 8.8mm/ 5.9"x4.4"x0.34"
Kit: 1.5kg/ 3.4lbs
FMT Blades Education
Our new FMT education course - FMT Blades™ - details a radically new method for treating patients with IASTM tools. Learn more about FMT Blades here. RockTape’s FMT Blades courses include 8-hours of continuing education credits in most states, with intensive hands-on RockBlades training.
FMT Blades courses are just $550 and include a set of RockBlades for every attendee. If you purchase a set of RockBlades prior to attending a course, your FMT Blades fee drops to $250.
My clients got really good results with the Rock Blades. Couldnt have done it with out an awsome instructor. Dr. Courtney. Rock Tape Rocks
I have been an IASTM provider for some time, using the SASTM tools, which are nice, but made of a polymer material. I have been thinking about having a machinist make me some metal tools because at times, the additional weight is nice. Then I found Rock Blades! I used them for a treatment just this afternoon and they worked great!
I've used them a few times so far and they are simple and easy. Will take their class this fall. A real small tool included for hands/fingers so it was easier to get around smaller areas would be nice; but I do not do a lot of hand/finger therapy.
First time I used these tools I was hooked. How it felt in the hand was perfect. It felt effortless using them. I'm excited to keep using these tools on all of my clients that need this service.
High quality, great equipment. Really helps with my patients.
High quality, great equipment. Really helps with my patients.
I've been a fan and devout user of Rock Tape for several years. As a coach and clinician, I see a lot of clients who are heavily involved in endurance sport. The nature of long distance running for example, leads to a great number of injuries among my clientele. My typical approach would be to manually scan a suspected region to find hot spots that need attention, administer some deep tissue work followed by taping. With the Rock Blade, my experience has been that I am able to be far more precise and less aggressive in my approach. Less pain for my client and a better more effective all around. I want to hook it to my belt to have it with me all the time!
I've used the Graston and FAKTR tools and have found them all successful, but found I needed to rotate through different tools. This proves time-consuming, and occasionally tough on my hands. Enter: RockBlades. These tools are diverse and heavy enough and provide quality results without burning me out. They work well if you are in competition settings, treating multiple athletes and have enough angles and edges so that you don't have to continually swap between tools. The plastic little brother tool is also a nice touch and good for travelling.
I have now had and used the rock Blades for several weeks, both in my family practice and my sports medicine practice. At every level they have been indispensable. From the design for patient treatment, to the ergonomics for the practitioner they are a win win. Thank you.
Great packaging. Great idea of incorporating multiple tools in to one but it is big and clunky to work with. The additional plastic tool is uncomfortable to the patient when used on any area with hair, and the metal tool is stressful on the hand. I will be signing up for a RockBlade class to try to resolve some of these issues, but overall, I really wish I would have loved this product more.
I feel like a gladiator when it's in my hand! The instrument is very hefty and the contours seem well thought out. The bottle opener is genius.
I am no amateur to IASTM. I've used quite a few with certifications. There are two tools in this kit. The stainless steel tool is amazing. Nice weight to it and genius way to hold them with a brass knuckle feeling good easy to use and operate. Have already gotten great results. Now the 2nd tool, the mullet?!? No thanks. Cheap lightweight plastic with rough edges that scratch the skin not a fan. This product needs to be refined. The portion for finger treatment as advertised was definitely not for fingers. When I received the product they say it's for opening beer. Haha funny and creative but mislabeled when buying.
I purchased the RockBlades for use in my office and for personal use and they are great. They provide many edges to work different muscles and different techniques of myofascial release. They are a cost effective way to be able to provide IASTM treatments in your office with a well made tool backed by a great company.
As Chiropractic Physician I have found the addition of these tools very beneficial to my practice. The feel of the tool is very natural and easy to work with when treating a patient. The machining on these tools is very high quality and they are sold at great price. Many other tools out there are not cost efficient on the provider. The only downside to these tools is that they are better suited to treating large muscle groups. I hope that with future production a tool will be developed that is better suited for small precision treatment. Overall, I think that anyone looking to add an IASTM to their treatment protocol should seriously consider Rockblades. The quality is what you would come to expect from the company that has produced some of the best products in their respective field and the price is unbeatable.
Great price. Varied edges for usage on a variety of body parts.
I've used the steel blade for three days and love it! I get great results with it and have not heard any complaints. I get great results with other tools as well but this provides me with another option which works well for me in certain regions.
I have been using Graston and other IASTM tools for about 7 years. The Mallet is going to be one of my favorite new assets to my treatment plans. It is an all in one tool that feels great with less fatigue when doing myofascial work. Two thumbs up!
I have been trained on and have used a wide variety of tools during my tenure as a massage therapist, using most if not all of the established name brands available. Even though I have not been using the RockBlades nearly as long, I can safely say that I have never used a tool that has felt as natural in my hand, or as comfortable to use. Each of the tools has what is described as a "Brass Knuckle" like grip, which I find much more comfortable on the fingers than a straight bar. Each tool also has a wide variety of workable edges. One great feature of the tool is the varying "Blade" width that makes up the multiple edges of the tool. The ability to switch between a thinner and a thicker edge without switching tools is a fantastic addition to this kit. Over all, you can't really get a better piece of equipment for your money. The entire kit breaks down to around 150 a tool, if you view the emollient, wipes, and case as freebies. If you have shopped around for IASTM tools before you may already know that a set of 4 tools from a competing company can cost about a grand; or 250 per tool. I really have to give my props to the guys over at RockTape for coming up with this equipment. The only things I would want to add would be a carrying holster/strap/harness for the tools, and possibly a tool that has an elongated end for use in small, tight areas such as Shoulder or Hip Joint Capsules.