Active Release Techniques (A.R.T) in Sydney CBD

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Active release techniques (also known as A.R.T) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system that is movement based. It is used to treat problems that involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Active release techniques are applied through the examiner’s hands. The main goal is to re-establish a natural motion between muscles and fascia while reducing fibrous adhesions. This a highly effective treatment option for all tissue dysfunctions and is available at Muscle Medics in Sydney’s CBD.

How do active release techniques work?

Some of you may have heard of this modality; for others Active release techniques may sound confusing. It is similar to a remedial or a deep tissue massage, although it also incorporates a movement component. The practitioner at Muscle Medics will take a case history of your complaints and then work with you to find the area of restricted movement.

For example, you may have awoken with a stiff neck and can’t turn your head to the left. The practitioner will locate which muscles allowing this movement, find the adhesion that may be causing this and then create movement while fixing the adhesion with their hands. The effects can be almost instantaneous. After performing this treatment for many years, the therapists at Muscle Medics still find themselves amazed and pleased with the effectiveness of this modality.

Try active release techniques in Surry Hills today

If you’ve never tried active release techniques, it could be the answer you’ve been searching for to help reduce any restrictive movements and pain. Book an appointment online using the links below or call Muscle Medics on (02) 8078 6900 today. We are ideally situated for clients across Sydney CBD and Surry Hills.


This is a 30 minute treatment for quick relief. Recommended for a minor condition or follow up treatment.


This is a 45 minute treatment and our most popular treatment for all types of conditions.


This is a 60 minute treatment recommended for a serious issue or addressing several conditions.


This is a 90 minute treatment ideal for addressing two or more issues.