Active Release Therapy (ART) is a widely-recognized sports massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Elite athletes, professionals, and weekend warriors benefit from ART. Similar to a deep sports massage, ART is muscle specific and gets right to the core of the problem.

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 and misused muscles.

Active Release can be hard to explain so I’ll let Dr. Sebastain Gonzales from Performance Place® Sports Care do so in a video he created.

Active Release Techniques Can Help:

  • Release tight and painful muscles

  • Improve joint range of motion

  • Improve sports performance


Details About Active Release (ART) Care


The body works best when muscles freely move against one another, but when they get stuck the muscles become short, stiff, and tight. Watch this video

Professional athletes, triathletes, runners, and weekend warriors, who have experienced ART, swear by the recovery and performance effects of ART. Most seek these treatments to feel better, recover fully and perform well.

It’s often described as a “good hurt,” but your body and performance will thank you for it!

The daily grind of sports training, and the wear and tear (posture, repetitive motion) of everyday life, takes its toll on the body. Overused and misused muscles and injuries affect texture, tension, and length in the muscles. Identified as adhesions, scar tissue, or trigger points, these tender spots result in pain, reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and decreased athletic performance.

For example, throwing a baseball, running, going to yoga, sitting at a desk, and standing all day stress the tissue. Over time, muscle damage adds up, resulting in scar tissue or adhesions; this cascade of events leaves groups of muscles bound up and stuck together.