How Active Release Works

When you need something more targeted than traditional massage therapy, consider Active Release Technique®, or ART. This non-invasive healing procedure locates and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions. ART helps to limit, and even eliminate, soft tissue injuries, healing the pain at its source. With a tried and proven method that combines pressure, tension and motion, this method of massage therapy works to release, stretch and loosen problem areas, thus restoring your circulation, range of motion, and strength.

Our massage and neuromuscular therapists in Naples begin with a thorough assessment of your specific tissue texture, tension, movement, and function, as well as an understanding of your pain or previous injuries so that we have a comprehensive look into your body before we even begin. Because Active Release Technique is proven to be a fast and effective way to heal soft tissue injury, you’ll be back on your feet, pain-free, in no time.

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

There are three main types of soft tissue injuries:

  • Acute Trauma
  • Constant Pressure/Overuse
  • Repetitive Motion

Each of these types manifests itself differently in each person, but the symptoms will generally include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Aching
  • Weakness
  • Loss of Flexibility
  • Limited Range of Motion

While soft tissue injuries happen to one area in particular, our massage therapists often see what we call “cumulative injuries,” which are brought about by an injury that wasn’t corrected and thus created a snowball effect along the nerves, muscles, tendons, and bones. These types of injuries are self-perpetuating, and need to be healed before any more damage is done.

What To Expect From ART

This type of manual therapy is different from chiropractic care. It is used in order to heal a specific problem, and many of our clients see results within three visits. However, depending on each patient, permanent healing and lasting results may be achieved anywhere between four to 10 visits.

It’s time to treat your pain at its source. Contact Naples Massage & Neuromuscular today to learn more about our clinic and our Active Release Technique and see what real healing feels like.

Note: ART is a patented technique, so please make sure that your massage therapist truly is certified by looking at the list of providers at the Active Release Techniques website.