Active Release Therapy (ART)

A method to release tight-connective tissue, which is done with either light pressure or acute forced pressure. Also known as ‘Myofascial Release’, ART is an alternative medicine therapy used to treat skeletal muscle immobility and chronic pain by relaxing contracted muscles. This is done by pressure on adhesion sites and applying force to work against the grid of the muscle fibres. This will help create greater ROM, circulation, and ultimately- stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.