What is ART Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based deep tissue massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Utilizing a hands-on approach and other diagnostic skills, specific pressure is applied to the problematic areas of the body to help improve motion of your body’s connective tissues.
Each ART session is customized to your symptoms and goals in order to reduce pain and restore faulty joint motion.
Active Release Technique is a valuable tool used to treat acute injuries, overuse conditions, as well as postural-related pain. These traumas typically lead to adhesions between the muscular and fascial layers of the body.
Adhesions cause altered motion as well as compensatory movement, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness and reduced range of motion, numbness and tingling.
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. Meyers uses his hands to evaluate 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.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.