• Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by Dawn in Anatomy, bodywork, Massage Therapy Continuing Education, SMRT, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique, Testimonials and Reviews.

    Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique

    SMRT stands for Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique, which is a positional release modality. When teaching SMRT, we do not subscribe to protocols. Each client is different and in need of a treatment that fits their body story and their individual needs. A student/therapist recently said this: “I so, so, so appreciate the fact that you do not teach SMRT through a series of protocols. I work with people with special needs and have never found a protocol that is effective for them. Everything has to be modified. Just the teaching of SMRT helps me to think out of the box and modify for them. Thank you!”

    It’s Magic!

    SMRT can be used alone or integrated into all types of treatments. Recent feedback about the integration of SMRT includes: “I do primarily MET (Muscle Energy Technique) and found that SMRT works amazing well with it. It really takes my MET work to the next level.” “I am a myofascial therapist and SMRT is my favorite thing to combine with MFR! SMRT absolutely enhances my MFR!” “Okay, so I was doing a Thai mat session and a client’s shoulder felt stuck. She said it was painful, but felt like it needed to be stretched. I stopped and did an SMRT position. Then I went back to what I was doing for the shoulder, and, like magic, her shoulder opened! She said, wow that really made a difference!” “Deep tissue is what I do almost exclusively, and I have taken many, many deep tissue classes. I have never been deeper into the body than I am when I use SMRT with my deep tissue. And it is so much easier on me!! SMRT rocks!!!”

    Join us!

    We use SMRT on clients with a variety of pathologies or issues. For example: I have several clients with EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), which can lead to laxity of ligaments and skin. For these clients, I do SMRT positions, but hold them for less time. They report finding that this is the best treatment they have found for their EDS symptoms. A recent student/therapist works with stroke victims. We had a conversation about how to use SMRT for someone who has had a stroke. I said, do the positions and hold them longer, closer to one minute. She told me recently that she is doing SMRT and holding the positions 60-75 seconds and getting amazing results. A client with a nerve impingement at the ankle reported regaining much of the sensation in her foot after one session. Another student/therapist told me she had spectacular results with trigger finger with a client who has not been able to get any relief for her trigger finger in almost 5 years.

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