The ART of Active Release Techniques

November 20, 2017

Active Release Technique (ART) is a massage technique used for the treatment of soft tissue injuries, nerve entrapment and limited range of motion and flexibility. The primary goal of ART is to release scar tissue surrounding the muscle; however, it can be used to treat a variety of problems, including IT band and hip flexor strains, shin splints and tendonitis.

Although ART can be used for most people experiencing the above issues; there has been an increase in the number of runners incorporating the therapy as an injury prevention technique, with growing evidence pointing to ART’s ability to help improve performance and reduce recovery time in athletes.

The benefits of ART have been the topic of many research studies since the early 2000s, with one demonstrating a relationship between ART and the rapid restoration of flexibility in adults.

For more information on ART, or to find out if this technique is right for you, visit