Active Release Therapy
Active Release Therapy (ART) is a soft tissue movement based massage technique that that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
ART can be used to quickly and permanently resolve many conditions including headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee problems, and many more.
The majority of conditions treated by ART are oftentimes resultant of overused muscles. When a muscle is overused, it changes in three separate ways.
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough and dense scar tissue that binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely to function properly.
ART is a non-invasive hands-on technique that can simultaneously locate and break up scar tissue. By releasing the muscles, ART restores mobility and increases circulatory functions.