ART is used for the treatment of repetitive strain injuries as well as to improve athletic performance. The goal of ART is to restore optimal tissue texture, tension, and movement. This is done by releasing soft tissue restrictions, entrapped nerves, and/or restricted circulatory or lymphatic structures, which in turn restores the strength, flexibility, and function of the soft tissue.
An FST session is performed on a massage table that has been equipped with comfortable straps to stabilize the parts of the body not being stretched. The client is dressed in athletic clothing and is moved through a series of stretching techniques. These movements help to identify and release myofascial restrictions as well as any joint and muscle tightness.
NKT is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that applies muscle testing and motor control reprogramming. This is done by testing for weak or non functioning muscles and then using corrective exercises and myofascial release (such as foam rolling) to restore balance. For example, weak anterior neck muscles may be due to the brain not recognizing them after an injury. NKT helps the brain reprogram to once again recognize the anterior neck muscles thus restoring them to normal strength and function. To complete the reprogramming, specific rehab exercises are performed to solidify the new functional pattern.
Therapeutic massage helps release chronic patterns of tension in the body through regulated manual pressure across the fibers of muscles, tendons and fascia. For problem areas, a more targeted approach is taken by working on myofascial trigger points and adhesions. Manual pressure is applied at a therapeutic level.