Active Release Techniques (ART) is the official Ironman Soft Tissue Massage partner. ARTŪ is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Triathlons are extremely difficult training and events that challenge athletes at both physical and mental levels.
In the Ironman Triathlon, competitors swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run a full 26.2-mile marathon. Participants range from 18-80 years of age and come from over fifty countries. The extreme training places a great deal of stress on the body, and athletes suffer from a broad range of injuries, as well as over-use stresses.
For the past few years, ART practitioners have been working at ART clinics in the Ironman Triathlons. Their participation has resulted in better performance, times, and greater number of athletes completing this incredible event.
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
For more details about ART, including which Ironman events will be offering ART course and certification, visit https://www.activerelease.com/ironman.asp.