I first learned ART well over twenty years ago after which I taught for several years.
ART remains the gold standard of skilled soft tissue therapy. Countless companies and professional sports teams employ an ART provider.

Here is another scenario:
Your nagging hamstring pain is keeping you from training for the Manhattan Beach 10K.
Rest and massage was helpful but temporary and each time you go out to run it begins
to hurt again. You are frustrated because you know that running is so important to you to keep you fit and sane. We will use ART to release the contracture and potential scar tissue while also addressing all other related tissues (tight hip flexors perhaps) Our obligation to you is
to do the tissue work that allows your activity to be resumed and act as catalyst
for recovery itself. I believe this is the essence of active care.