Active Release Techniques (ART) is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
These conditions all have one important thing in common: They are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
- Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions)
- Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.