ART is a soft tissue technique that uses a movement based massage technique. The technique focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerve entrapments. Many chronic cases of back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, knee pain, tennis & golfer’s elbow, chronically tight muscles, and stiff necks can be resolved with ART. The one thing in common between all these conditions is that they are overused.
ART was developed, refined, and patented by Dr. Michael Leahy. He was able to relate the patient’s symptoms to the way their soft tissue felt and changed over time. He has developed over 600 specific moves that identify and correct conditions all over the body. ART is being used by health professionals all over the world to treat many different cases. Everyone from Olympic and professional athletes to the regular weekend warrior or stressed out house wife can benefit from Active Release.
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