Active Release Technique (ART) is a massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Conditions that result from overused muscles can be resolved quickly with ART.
Overused muscles cause your body to produce scar tissue in an affected area. ART works by removing these scar tissue adhesions. The ART practitioner evaluates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. ART softens and stretches the scar tissue, helping to increase range of motion and strength, and reduce pain.