A.R.T. Session Design
Your first Active Release Technique session is typically an hour long, which includes an intake and an assessment. After our assessment, you will immediately receive treatment. A.R.T. will be applied to the treatment area, along with complimentary techniques such as NMT, Sports Massage, Rapid Release Therapy or Kinesiotape. Specific stretching will then be done at the end of treatment.
After your initial session, we will go over a treatment plan for you to address the target area, give you educational print outs, recommended strengthening and stretching exercises, and a resistance band.
Depending on the area of treatment, it is best to dress comfortably (running shorts, sports tops), to effectively address the area of treatment. Please do not use any oils or lotions prior to your session to ensure a good contact.
Continued A.R.T. sessions are typically 30 minutes in length and focus on the specific area of discomfort or restriction.
What is an A.R.T. treatment like?
Every A.R.T. session is a combination of examination and treatment. Our staff evaluates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Restricted soft tissues are treated by combining precise and directed tension with very specific patient movements either actively or passively.
The basic premise of A.R.T. is simple, but the treatment is very complex, and our skilled staff are highly trained to give you the best results.
What is Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)?
A.R.T. is a patented movement based massage technique that can effectively help treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It can treat a range of issues from a deep ache around the Scapula that doesn't go away to the nagging hip pain during a run, or discomfort in the hands, to name a few. The repetitive motions of our jobs, hobbies, and even poor posture can irritate the soft tissues leading to overuse conditions. A.R.T. can help restore muscles to their normal length and allow you to function pain free.
There are a number of different modalities and devices out there that help with soft tissue pain and restriction. We have found A.R.T.'s results to be very effective in treating overuse injuries.