ART is a unique way to look at soft tissue injuries that is so successful because it looks to the core of the problem. Rather than treating symptoms, ART treats the root of the symptoms which will alleviate them long-term. Soft tissue problems occur at the cellular level, for instance, inflammation is really a lack of oxygen called hypoxia that occurs in the cells of an injured area and forms adhesions that we call scarred tissue. Scarred tissue changes the tissue texture and movement in the injured area. Active Release is fast and effective at treating this scarred tissue.