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...
Leg Cramps and Massage

Leg Cramps and Massage

We all will, at some point in our life, experience and learn what cramps are: involuntary, pain-provoking muscle contractions that usually last several seconds to a few minutes. If you get leg cramps, or any muscle cramps, here’s what you need to know. Why Are...
4 Ways to Promote Lymphatic Drainage

4 Ways to Promote Lymphatic Drainage

We hear about lymphatic drainage massage “flushing out toxins” but what the heck does that mean and how does this modality influence our health? Is it necessary to see a lymphatic or soft tissue expert for daily maintenance and immunity support, or can we as everyday...
Is this nerve pain?

Is this nerve pain?

Have you experienced a shooting pain down the arm, leg, or neck at some point in your life? Electric sensations can be a rather unnerving incident that we’d prefer not to experience all too soon again. But, what is that odd and painful experience? What if it happens...
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...