Active Release Technique

Muscle and joint injuries do not happen independently, in other words you never have one without the other. That is why it is so important to treat both the joints and the muscles!

Active Release Technique (ART) is a form myofascial release that was specifically designed to treat soft tissue structures including muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. This type of therapy allows the practitioner to treat the entire injured area allowing for increased range of motion and function and decreased pain symptoms.

ART uses ranges of motion to achieve effective rehabilitation of dysfunctional areas of the body. ART is practiced all across the world and is well known for its role treating IRON MAN athletes at the races across North America.

There are over 700 specified protocols to treat almost every single muscle, tendon and ligament in the body. So whether you are suffering from sore neck muscles due to sitting at your work desk or nursing a strained hamstring, this is the perfect therapy for you!

Defining Active Release Technique

Rose City Wellness Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented manual therapy system. It is distinguished by its great effectiveness in treating musculoskeletal injuries and the pain that accompanies them.

These injuries affect the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves) and can be caused by repetitive use, jerking, bad posture, or excessive tension.

These traumas produce inflammation, small tears, scar tissue deposit, hypoxia (lack of oxygen), weakness, hardening, and shrinkage of the affected tissues.

In particular, this technique helps release the excessive scar tissue that binds tissues that need to move freely. As a result, it is possible to restore the function, texture, and movement of these tissues.

Not Anyone Can Practice (ART)

ART practitioners are licensed in various health professions, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, or athletic training. These practitioners must take intensive courses in the various protocols and pass practical exams to be certified.

Our team here at Rose Wellness is certified!  

Now that you know what Active Release Techniques is, let´s find out its top 4 Health Benefits

4 Health Benefits of Active Release Techniques

1. It Increases Flexibility

You will be able to move as you normally do, when undergoing this treatment. It relaxes the muscles, so that the stickiness between the joints and muscles can soften.

2. Reduces Lower Back Pain

Poor posture and stress on your neck and shoulder can cause headaches. By turning to active release, we are able to prove relief to the strained muscles and tendons. You will experience a more relaxed neck and shoulders and you will see how your headaches disappear.

3. Prevent Injuries

Athletes are always at risk of suffering injuries. If they turn to regular ART sessions, they will ensure proper execution of movements. Remember: Active Release Techniques are not invasive and can prevent surgery if used regularly.

4. Recover from Injuries

You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from a tissue, joint or muscle injury. The pain that comes with them can sometimes make going through our day an impossible task to undertake. Active Release Techniques can help you recover fast from these injuries. It is known as the best rehabilitating technique.



  • Initial Treatment
  • $95
  • Subsequent (15 min)
  • $55
  • Subsequent (30 min)
  • $85

Chiropractic rates include taxes.

*Pediatric, student and senior discounts apply.