ART® (Active Release Technique)
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. A variety of soft tissue pathologies can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®.
Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to tissues) and trauma (strains, sprains, micro-trauma, overuse) can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue. This scar tissue builds up and immobilizes structures that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is entrapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
The goal of an ART® treatment is to identify the abnormal tissue, and through specific protocols, restore normal movement by breaking up the scar tissue adhesions that have formed.