Services: Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques, or ART, is most commonly performed on professional and serious athletes who suffer from associated sport-related injury, sports-related trauma or overuse of a muscle. For this reason ART Many athletes who go to a sports medicine practitioner with complaints of numbness, tingling, burning or aching muscles will be recommended for ART. The therapy is also often performed on those whose job may put repetitive strain on the joints and muscles of the body.
During the ART massage, the massage therapist will use their hands to examine the texture, tightness, and range of movement of a clients muscle tissue by feeling their filaments, tendons and ligaments for tears or breaks.
When abnormal muscle tissue is discovered the massage therapist will administer an intensive series of massage techniques in order to move the muscle through its full range of motion. This will relieve the surrounding tissues of any adhesions or scar tissue, which can form and block the injured muscle, and allow for the free flow of blood, lymph fluid and nerve conduction so the muscle will heal.
ART has also been effective in its treatment of patients with
- Chronic headaches
- Poor posture
- Back, shoulder and spinal pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shin splints, sciatica, tennis elbow, and knee and ankle injury.