In the Netherlands, Ramon Verdel has been succesfully using Active Release Techniques Nederland since 2007 to solve nerve entrapments such as sciatica and chronic headaches for example. Ramon has travelled to the United States several times a year in order to learn directly from the founder of ART®, Michael Leahy and additionally re-certifies every year his licence thus increasing his skills.
But what is it exactly?
It is not really a deep tissue massage or a standard physiotherapy technique but Active Release Techniques (ART®) is a patented hands-on treatment technique which was developed in the USA . ART® has shown very quick results in treating issues such as with muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and nerve entrapment (all together also known as soft tissue). Furthermore, the effective results of Active Release Techniques have been immediately noticed and appreciated in the sports field since injured athletes and players return to their previous level sooner than expected.
However Active Release Techniques is not only for the athlete community. So if you are sitting a lot behind your desk or in your car, if you are experiencing chronic headaches or simply suffer from pain related to muscles or nerves, than ART® can also benefit you.