Active Release Technique (ART)

Active Release Technique, or ART, is a soft tissue massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. It focuses on breaking up adhesions that are causing pain.

Many patients will feel results after only one visit and have their problem resolved by four sessions of ART!

Common issues that ART can help with are:

  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Joint Pain
  • Migraines
  • Tennis Elbow

Common occupations and activities that result in soft tissue injury:

  • Athletes (both professional and amateur)
  • Labor-intensive jobs (delivery drivers, mechanics, construction workers, etc.)
  • Office workers or people who sit for most of their work day

Oftentimes, individuals involved in auto accidents will also have soft tissue injury that can be relieved with this technique.


“For individuals recovering from injury and those who suffer from chronic pain, ART is revolutionary. It is a game-changer, and for those who experience relief, a miracle. Dr. Guilbault has used ART for my neck and shoulders as well as my arms and I am absolutely grateful for how this modality has improved my quality of life and allowed me to continue my professional occupation.”