Active Release Technique and Massage Therapy

JARROD THATCHER

Active Release Techniques and Massage Therapy

Experience/Qualifications

• Licensed Massage Therapist

• Active Release Technique Full body and Advanced techniques

• Gray Cook's FMS/SFMA

• Certificate IV in Fitness

remedial massage and active release technique
Background

I have 10yrs experience in the fitness industry. Initially I spent 4yrs as a Personal Trainer and Strength Coach.

The last 6yrs I’ve focussed on Active Release Technique and injury rehabilitation. I still have a huge passion for helping people get strong and I believe that starts with moving well.

Jarrod's Faqs

How does your style of treatment make you unique?

Active release technique is a patented whole body system that goes in depth to treat all specific structures that can cause injuries. It delves into structures that remedial massage and sports massage don't.

What is your message to the everyday person looking to improve their health?

Figure out what self care you have to implement to keep your body running optimally, whether it be stretching two times a week, a massage fortnightly or treatment once a month, then implement it rigidly.

What made you choose ART over other forms of manual therapy?

I visited an active release therapist for an injury i had 10 years ago, I had seen many other specialists by this point and no one had been able to help, after a few treatments I was fixed and following this I had to learn it for myself as I thought it was an amazing modality that wasn't being utilised as much as it should be.

Is ART suitable for people without training experience?

Yes, active release technique works for all injuries that are musculoskeletal. Everything from neck pain working at a desk or back pain from picking up the kids.

Does ART help with back pain?

Yes, I see many clients with back issues that we are able to resolve.

Besides your ART qualifications, what else have you studied?

I've studied a bachelor of science (molecular biology and biochemistry major), cert 3&4 in fitness, all of grey cooks assessment courses, many strength and conditioning lectures and am currently completing a diploma of massage.

How does ART differ from sports massage or remedial massage?

Active release technique delves much deeper into the treatment of  muscles that can cause pain, it is far and away the most comprehensive way of treating musculoskeletal issues that I have seen.

What injuries do you typically treat?

Over the years I have seen just about everything you can imagine. The majority of the issues I treat would be neck pain, back pain, knee pain and shoulder pain.

What benefits do your treatments offer?

Being pain free and a plan to get my clients training as good as they ever have.

Why do people come to you?

I believe it's because I have a track record of fixing people and I have the ability to include them in the fixing process which is explaining the mechanics of the problem as well as giving them some personal responsibility in fixing the injury.

What would you say to someone who is thinking of trying a session with you?

If you have struggled with pain for a long time and no one has been able to resolve it, come give ART a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the results!