Active Release Technique (ART) is a widely accepted and practiced hands-on treatment in which a body muscle, ligament, fascia, tendon or nerve is held with a tension on the tissue. With ART, the whole structure of an affected organ can be treated instead of just a particular section. It is the active motion and directed pressure that allows a practitioner to break up the adhesion.
Athletes often develop knots in their blood or tissues which are formed as a result of dense scar tissues in the muscles that are generally produced when the body attempts to heal. This scar tissue restricts the mobility of muscles and they become shorter and weaker due to increased tension on the surrounding tendons.
Who Can Benefit From Active Release Technique?
ART is a common pain relieving technique that can be used on every patient, regardless of the work he does or the sport he plays. It is used to address the repetitive injuries, contractions, adhesion, tissue hypoxia, and joint dysfunction.