The Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that aims to restore maximum mobility and function of the soft tissue, as well as release constrained nerves or blood vessels. DASHA®’s “independent client providers” are certified ART client providers that utilize this powerful treatment to ease the pain and improve the lives of the patients.
One of the greatest advantages of the Active Release Technique is its ability to alleviate pain and dysfunction caused by scar tissue adhesions. It is also frequently used to treat overuse injuries.
THE DASHA® STRATEGY
After being evaluated and assessed you may receive a ART session to enhance your daily treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
ART is effective in treating overuse injuries. There are a variety of common causes for overuse injuries including:
- Improper Training
- Technique Errors
- Imbalance of Strength and Flexibility
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Peripheral Nerve entrapments
- Spinal Pain
- Sciatica Back Pain
- Soft-Tissue Inflammation
- Muscle Strain/Sprain
ART may be added on to any sports massage.