What is active release technique?
ART is a massage technique based on the movement of soft tissue. When a muscle, ligament or tendon is overused or injured in some way, scar tissue is formed by the body to reinforce the injured area. Sounds good, right? Not if the scar tissue continues to build up and attach to the surrounding muscular structures. This can result in reduced mobility and muscle strength, while increasing pain in the area. ART is designed to reduce scar tissue build-up by manipulating the muscle while applying pressure.
What is ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the textures, tightness and movement of tissue. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
Who can benefit from ART?
The types of conditions successfully treated by ART are very diverse. Some of the more common conditions are:
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and other peripheral nerve entrapments
- Tendonitis such as Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, rotator cuff disorders
- Sciatica, TMJ, recurrent sprains and strains
ATHLETES!!...ART providers can treat scar tissue adhesions and help you perform at your best
Eventually, the build-up of scar tissue adhesions will cause noticeable symptoms like pain and weakness. However, long before symptoms are felt, athletic performance is affected.
ART providers are trained to determine which muscles are hindering your performance. By combining this evaluation with patented ART treatment protocols, ART providers can treat scar tissue adhesions and help you perform at your best.