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    Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    Posted on December 15, 2020 by in Anatomy, Articles, bodywork, Human Body, SMRT

    Lately I have seen a rash of clients diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome for shoulder pain.  Myofascial pain syndrome is defined as a disorder in which pressure on sensitive points in the muscles causes pain in seemingly unrelated body parts. Symptoms include persistent pain or a tender muscle knot. Two years ago, I saw the […]

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  • 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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    Ashley’s Story

    Posted on May 26, 2016 by in Arm & Hand, Articles, bodywork, Shoulders

    For many years I have been doing private internships with my SMRT students. Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day working with Ashley and her clients. We had several dramatic changes in people’s pain and alignment throughout the day, including a woman whose entire face looked different and a woman whose full body […]

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  • Research on Craniosacral Therapy

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by in Articles, Physiology

      Here is an interesting blog post from the Upledger Institute by Tim Hutton Ph.D., CST-D. on recent research on CSF and the Upledger Pressurestat Model. https://www.facebook.com/notes/upledger-institute-craniosacral-therapy-study-group/a-comment-from-tim-hutton-phd-cst-d-recent-researchon-csf-and-the-upledger-pres/10151575767747856

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  • Massage Therapists: Business Owner or Employee?

    Posted on November 5, 2014 by in Articles, massage therapy

    By Dawn Lewis Many years ago while teaching an ethics course at my massage therapy school the students and I got into an interesting discussion. One woman, we will call her Kay, said that her intention was to obtain a job at a spa in our area (Full Circle was originally a massage school in […]

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