If you have ever suffered any type of muscle injury, possibly a muscle tear, or have ever had any problems due to muscle overuse, then you may have heard of something called active release therapy as a recommendation to rehabilitate your injury. Unfortunately, we cannot prevent all injuries that we come across, but at least wehave found a great and easy way for treatment, like an active release therapy massage.
Active release therapy, or A.R.T for short, is quite fascinating in the results that have been coming from it. Muscle injuries are a common occurrence. Mainly caused from muscle overuse but can turn into anything from small tears in the muscle, tendon problems, ligament injuries, and nerve damage. The result of any of these problems will turn the injured area into heavy scar tissue. This heavy scar tissue will hold up other tissues and the correct way they move. The perfect fix for you is active release therapy.
Basically the purpose of active release therapy is to re-establish the correct motion between the injured muscle, and the connecting band beneath the skin called fascia. The fascia is important, its job is to connect and stabilize your muscles by separating them from your internal organs. Active release is a deep tissue massage, designed to release soft tissue adhesion, or fibrous adhesion, then allowing the correct and proper motions of movement for the muscles that have been injured.
This can actually benefit a very wide variety of problems that you may not have known. If your suffering from such things as headaches, back pain, carpel tunnel, shin splints, sciatic nerve damage, or knee problems, active release therapy may be the right direction you need. What these problems all have in common is that they stem from the same problem, which is muscle overuse. If you overuse a certain part of your body by doing something with a repetitive motion, not properly, for too long, the muscle(s) that is being overused will get damaged by possibly a tear. As we know, the tear will develop scar tissue, making the muscle not fully functional.
So what do you do, as a citizen of Fredericton, suffering from these problems? You can look into active release therapy at a massage clinic! From there, the active release therapy technique will be performed on you by using your muscle movements creating tension over the scar tissue of your injured muscle. Each active release therapy session consists of an examination to start, followed by the treatment. If you are in need of more than one session, you can rest easier knowing that you are being examined first ensuring the treatment is correct and beneficial to your rehabilitation.
It is a great technique for athletes to use for staying injury free. Active release therapy can reduce soreness and muscle tightness. Soreness and muscle tightness can be very common in the life of an athlete, almost a daily occurrence. As we know, not treating the soreness and tightness often enough, can lead to far worse problems. So getting an active release massage for an athlete is a great way to stay injury free and have quick recovery from daily soreness.
As for the non-athletic type, things like poor posture, and repetitive movements are going to be the worst enemy for your muscles. Anything causing your muscles to over compensate too much will eventually cause scar tissue around the nerves. Active release therapy is beneficial to the everyday average person. It breaks up the scar tissue and allows it the full range of motion again, letting you get back to work faster, and will have you back to normal with a full range of motion, no soreness or pain, and injury free!
Nobody likes to live in pain, have sore muscles, or deal with tissue damage. If an active release therapy massage sounds like the right way for you to recover, you are in the right place. There is not much to lose in trying, because a little bit of tension applied on a sore muscle, and some active movements will help you feel yourself again!