What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. These conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART and all have one important thing in common, they are often a result of OVER USED muscles. Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. Iselborn uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed attention with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols (over 500 specific moves) are unique to ART and allow Dr. Iselborn to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
Massage Therapy & Active Release Technique
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts dating as far back as 3,000 years ago. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and innovative. Massage therapy has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. Massage can also help relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that may lead to disease and illness.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It’s great for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same techniques are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and more concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Unlike classic relaxing massage therapy deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
• Chronic pain
• Limited mobility
• Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
• Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
• Postural problems
• Osteoarthritis pain
• Muscle tension or spasm