Art Massage From Dr. Plano In Plano, Tx
Dr. Plano is above all interested in results that help our patients heal and become whole again. Dr. Plano has adopted ART massages as a proven method that brings healing and comfort to many types of pain. We are the only facility in Plano that is certified and trained to use the active release technique called ART.
We want to share the details of the ART massage method with you so that you are able to make an informed decision with us about the best treatment for you. ART massage is thoroughly tested methodology that is safe and effective. The technique has become so well accepted that the majority of medical insurance covers the treatment.
What is an ART Massage from Dr. Plano in Plano, TX?
Active release technique was developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy over 30 years ago to reduce pain and speed healing for sports related injuries. Leahy’s combination of his knowledge of engineering and his training in chiropractic medicine produced a revolutionary and simple method of dealing with pain.
ART massage includes more than 500 different techniques that address specific injuries and diseases that produce skeletal pain, nerve pain, and muscle pain. The idea is that each type of pain should be addressed in the most effective manner. The massages are designed for each specific part of the body.
The skilled hands of a trained ART practitioner are the only tools needed for ART massage. The focus of the technique is to reestablish the proper cooperative function of nerves, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and the fibrous sheath that encases muscles.
Simple repetitive motion with pressure and a range of motion appropriate to the injury and part of the body being treated is the key to the effectiveness of ART massages
Repeated motion from work, repetitive motions that are the result of sports practice and play, and traumatic injury can produce scar tissue. The scar tissue is denser than most other body tissues. The physical intrusion of the scar tissue and the chemicals that the scar tissue can cause to be produced or prevent from being produced produces pain.
Scar tissue is a natural part of the healing process. Many times scar tissue can interfere with movement, impinge on a nerve and produce pain, and interfere with normal motion that accompanies the tasks of everyday life.
ART massage helps the body deal with scar tissue and pain. The physical effects of massage help to remove the pain producing chemicals from the body. The massage also produces a natural alignment of damaged or traumatized bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and fascia.
Many people who suffer from pain due to injury or chronic repetitive motion compensate to relieve the pain that they feel by changing the way that the do normal tasks. This compensation can reduce the flow of blood and other bodily fluids to the areas that are injured. The compensation prolongs the pain. ART massage can eliminate the need for changes in motion that compensate for pain.
Scar tissue that persists in the body due to injury, repetitive motion, or compensation for pain can form physical connections with other tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These connections further limit the range of motion and produce more pain. ART massages have been designed to reduce and remove the connections that scar tissue makes to other tissues.
Scar tissue can produce increased fatigue of otherwise healthy muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The increase in fatigue can lead to higher levels of pain and pain in more parts of the body. ART massage eliminates the cause of fatigue that produces pain in uninjured parts of the body.
What are the benefits of ART Massage from Dr. Plano in Plano, TX?
The immediate benefit of ART massage is a reduction of pain. The ultimate benefit is the elimination of pain completely. The techniques are specifically designed for each individual part of the body so that the source of the pain can be immediately addressed.
The techniques have been proven to reduce pain, speed healing, and restore normal function in athletic injuries, traumatic injuries that reduce scar tissues, and repetitive work or sports activities that produce the development of abnormal connective scar tissue in the overused part of the body.
One of the most important benefits of ART massage is the elimination of pain produced by scaring from operations. Any intrusion into the body will produce scarring. The length of time that the scar tissue persists in producing pain and limiting activities is substantially reduced by ART massage.
There are no drugs associated with this technique. The patient does not run the risk of becoming addicted to an opiod pain killer.
People who use ART massage no longer stoop, bend, or trudge to prevent and compensate for the pain that is associated with post operative recovery, traumatic injury, or chronic overuse of a body part due to work or sports.
The patient heals faster, recovers more quickly, and gets back to their normal routine without pain. The method works for carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, neck pain, back pain, leg pain, headaches, arthritis, whiplash, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and nerve entrapment.
What is the duration of ART Massage from Dr. Plano in Plano, TX?
The duration of ART Massage from Dr. Plano in Plano, TX depends on the extent of the injury and the time that scar tissues have been allowed to grow and persist in the painful part of the body.
In general, each treatment takes 10 minutes. The number of treatments can range from daily to once per week. Reduction and elimination of pain normally occur in three to six weeks depending on the extent and severity of the injury.