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I began to develop SMRT upon hearing about a technique called ortho-bionomy. Owning a school means you can have many teachers come to you instead of having to travel to take classes. During a class on MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage), the teacher began to use some ortho-bionomy, I was fascinated and asked what the theory behind it was. Enthralled as I was, I contacted the ortho-bionomy institute and arranged to have a teacher come to the Cottonwood School, but they wouldn’t be able to make it for several months. In the meantime, I began to experiment with the theory, and as if I had all the knowledge about this from a previous life, I just knew what to do. The technique developed quickly and by the time the ortho-bionomy teacher came I had surpassed what he was teaching. I began teaching SMRT while still at the Cottonwood School of Massage. But upon leaving Cottonwood and opening Full Circle School of Alternative Therapies, I could write my own curriculum and included SMRT as our third level massage course. I found that SMRT was more effective than Neuromuscular therapy, while also being easier on the client and the therapist. Also, while Neuromuscular has momentary negative effects of the lymphatic system, SMRT positively stimulates the lymph system. I have said to many people that I developed SMRT because the universe was kind enough to send me a lot of really screwed up people to practice on, and that is what I have done since 1995, practice, practice, and more practice. Between teaching anatomy and SMRT, along with everything else, and working on many, many, many people, I was able to fully embrace this knowledge and take my massage to new levels.
  • Vagus Nerves and Inflammation

    Posted on September 18, 2019 by in Articles, Human Body, Physiology, Questions and Answers, SMRT

    Although chronic inflammation progresses silently, it is the cause of most chronic diseases and presents a major threat to the health and longevity of individuals. Inflammation is considered a major contributor to several diseases, such as: Cardiovascular diseases Diabetes Rheumatoid Arthritis Cancer Allergic Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Alzheimers Chronic Kidney Disease Inflammatory Bowel […]

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  • Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy

    Posted on January 19, 2019 by in Anatomy, massage therapy, SMRT, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique

    Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy Let’s talk about some sacroiliac joint anatomy. The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the articulation between the sacrum and the iliums of the coxal bones. The anterior sacroiliac joint ligaments blend with the fibers of the iliacus muscle at its origin in the iliac fossa. What does this mean? This means that misalignments/tension/lack […]

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