Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) refers to a type of massage therapy that focuses on soft tissues to relieve problems affecting muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. ART can also be effective for the management of pain in the head, shoulders, back, and neck.

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What is Active Release Technique?

The application of ART involves both assessment and treatment at the same time. ART is a very specialized technique and therapists who employ it are among the top in the industry. There are hundreds of different combinations targeting specific areas of the body, and as therapists work, they are constantly palpating muscles, ligaments, and tendons to find spots needing treatment. It’s a back and forth technique which works to relax tightened muscles, breaking-up scar tissue and adhesions by working muscles and tissues through their full natural range of motion while applying constant tension to the limb. The technique helps shortened muscle fibres elongate much more efficiently than they could with only stretching.

In general, the technique targets muscle over-exertion, hypoxia (a lack of oxygen), tears and pulls from injuries, and also micro-traumas which are the accumulated result of many tiny tears in the muscle fibre. It is also extremely useful for a stiff neck and back, tightness in extremities, hamstring pulls, tennis elbow, and shin splints.

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