Active Release Technique (ART™)
Active Release Technique is a soft tissue release modality by which a practitioner can assess, identify, and address adhesions and contractures in muscle, fascia, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. The technique is performed over clothing (athletic is preferred) and involves a combination of directed pressure applied by the practitioner and specific movements done by the client, resulting in an incredibly effective treatment.
Active Release Technique is not only effective, it works fast, so a typical ART™ appointment will take 30 minutes for 1-3 areas of concern, up to an hour for more. Many clients experience resolution of their symptoms in the first visit, but it may take up to 3 visits (spaced at least one day apart) to get full resolution.
ART™ can be effective in helping to resolve many chronic overuse injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome, chronic low back pain, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis, as well as to help individuals recover from more acute injuries like sprained ankles and whiplash.
It is important to note that what ART™ does NOT address is general overall tightness and tension or muscle spasms. For those conditions another modality like therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage or physical therapy exercises would be more appropriate to resolve those issues.
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