What is Active Release Technique or ART?

What is Active Release Technique or ART?

      I use Active Release Technique or A.R.T. as a modality for functional rehabilitation to restore normal movement and glide between muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is used for specific conditions that cause pain and restriction in...
Mechanisms of Injury: Deep Tissue vs Deep Pressure

Mechanisms of Injury: Deep Tissue vs Deep Pressure

Most of us are familiar with the saying “no pain, no gain!” But what does that mean in reference to massage? Is it about deep pressure, deep tissue? Are the two even equal? Is there a cost to a “no pain no gain” mentality? How deep is a deep tissue massage supposed to...
What Causes a Disc Herniation and How to Treat It?

What Causes a Disc Herniation and How to Treat It?

“Disc injuries” is a general term for conditions such as herniated disc, slipped disc, or bulging disc; this when in the lower back spine can sometimes cause sciatica and pain down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. When seeking care for a herniated disc, a...
Best Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Best Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

You have shoulder pain and are wondering if you have rotator cuff tendonitis. The rotator cuff is not one, but 4 muscles in your shoulder joint, and is the area of complaint for many non-athletes. Let’s discuss why that is as well as the following: What is rotator...
Lower Back Pain and Running

Lower Back Pain and Running

Living with lower back pain is bad and when it interferes with running, it is on a whole different level regardless of if you are new to running or are a veteran. Before we get into it more in detail, please understand that lower back pain can be a symptom of what is...