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Active Release Technique® (ART)

ART® is a state-of-the art soft tissue movement based massage technique used to manage problems that arise in the muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and nerves of the body. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of these structures. Abnormal tissues are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do these overused muscles occur? Our muscles (and other soft tissues) can change in three ways. They can change from acute conditions including pulls, tears, collisions, etc. Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma), or from not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia). Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness. ART aims to locate this scar tissue and remove the adhesions so your muscles and nerves can move and work freely.

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

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. ART treats conditions that are often a result of overused muscles.

Injury treatment / prevention

To keep the body healthy we need motion. Muscle tightness and an accumulation of scar tissue limit motion and can lead to injuries. Our soft tissue techniques treat and prevent such injuries.

Pre/Postnatal

Pregnancy is beautiful but it can be hard. It is common to have aches and pains during and after pregnancy. We use specialized techniques to address these pains safely and effectively.

Pediatric

Structural issues in kids can arise from the time they are born through the various milestones. Addressing these issues early will ensure better growth and development in your child.

Tricia Lockwood

I was seeking a health care provider who practiced ART therapy. As I have the highest of standards with regard to my care and possessing a background in multiple modalities relating to massage therapy and bodywork myself… Dr. Jackson exceeds all of my expectations as a chiropractor and an ART Specialist. After spending 35 years abusing my body as a…

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