Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique (ART) is the gold standard massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. These problems all have one important thing in common:  They are often a result of repetitive motion. We call these types of conditions “overuse injuries”. This treatment is most effective with acute, sports and auto accident related injuries. ART is one of the many effective treatments that we offer at our facility that will eliminate pain, improve overall health and allow you to live an active life.

How do “overuse injuries” occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • reduced oxygen intake (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons cause tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped and cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Below are just a few of the many conditions that our trained team can resolve quickly and permanently with ART treatments.

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive trauma

Take your first steps to a healthier, pain-free lifestyle by giving us a call at (714) 891-7870 to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!