What is Soft Tissue Release?
Soft Tissue Release, or Myofascial Release, is therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Soft Tissue Release relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates stretch reflex in muscles.
What is ART® (Active Release Techniques)?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue treatment technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. The ART soft tissue management system is based on scientific evidence that muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them as a result of various injuries that include: acute (sudden injury), cumulative (chronic injury), and pressure (due to poor posture). These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, reduced range of motion, numbness, and tingling.
For more information, visit the Active Release Techniques website.