Active Release Technique

What Is Active Release Technique(ART)?

Active Release Technique (ART) is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique. It helps treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Every ART session combines examination and treatment. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Injured tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Why Choose Active Release Technique?

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. 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 with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How Active Release Technique Works

Overused muscles develop trigger points. These trigger points tack down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become compressed. This can result in reduce range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is compressed you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Practising ART has given me the confidence to undertake any musculoskeletal problem. It is a pin and stretch technique that allows the muscle fibre to stretch in a more functional way – Results can be seen after your first session, if you don’t see these results immediately we can use another approach to help you reach your treatment goal. — Glenn