Active Release Technique, or A.R.T., for short, is a type of Chiropractic treatment that focuses on treating the soft-tissue system of the body. And unlike traditional Chiropractic treatment, it uses massage-like movements rather than adjustments. This allows the Chiropractor to target problematic muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments and sometimes even nerves— all of which are referred to as “soft tissues”.
Until recently, many suffering from chronic pain were told simply that fibromyalgia was not a physical condition, but a mental illness. Doctor’s would even tell their otherwise entirely healthy patients that the condition was virtually imaginary – that the brain was sending false signals and that the pain wasn’t ‘real’. Fortunately for sufferers, the medical establishment has done a 180 on this notion, and fibromyalgia is now nearly universally recognized as a legitimate medical condition.