What is Active Release Techniques®?
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves in any area of the body. These problems typically have one important thing in common: They are often a result of overused muscles from repetitive movements.
How much does Active Release Techniques® cost?
The cost of a treatment ranges from $65 to $120 per visit depending on the severity of the condition and time required to treat it.
Is ART® similar to deep massage?
No, ART® is very specific and the results achieved using these techniques are much more predictable. During a session, patients are actively moving through various ranges of motion while the practitioner is working on the affected area.
What is treatment like and is it painful?
ART® is non-invasive, very safe, and has virtually no side effects. In the beginning, treatments can be uncomfortable during the movement phases (depending on the severity of the condition and the patient's pain tolerance). The discomfort is temporary, however, and subsides almost immediately after the treatment. It is common to feel a slight increase in your symptom pattern during the treatment, a good indication that the problem has been identified.
Who can benefit from ART®?
ART® originally built its reputation on success with elite triathlon participants. From there its use spread throughout the sporting world, as elite athletes from a variety of sports traveled great distances to be treated by the few ART® providers. As a larger network of ART® providers has developed, reports of ART's effectiveness has spread to the workplace and “regular” people dealing with many different soft tissue injuries.
ART® can be applied to patients of all ages as well as pre- and post-surgical patients and pregnant women. And though anyone can develop soft tissue injuries through trauma, stress, or overuse of muscles, the following individuals are especially likely to develop these problems and experience results with ART® treatment:
- Assembly line workers
- Computer Operators
- Computer Programmers
- Construction Workers
- Dental Technicians
- Hospital Workers
- Massage Therapists
- Meat Packers
- Postal Workers
- Tennis and Racquet Sports Players
- Vehicle Operators
How long do the treatments take?
Plan on about an hour for your initial visit including consultation, history, examination and initial session. Subsequent ART® treatments usually take 15 to 30 minutes depending on the locations and severity of the condition.
CAN I BENEFIT FROM ART® EVEN IF I'M BEING EVALUATED/TREATED BY OTHER DOCTORS & SPECIALISTS?
Only a provider experienced and trained in ART® can determine if you might benefit from this treatment. Many cases seen by ART® providers are patients who have been treated by other health care providers unsuccessfully. Most of these patients are happily surprised when they experience an improvement in their condition after just one or two treatments