ART, or Active Release Technique, is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movements of muscles, fascia, ligaments, and nerves. The tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patent movements. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, and knee problems are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved with ART.