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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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  • 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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    Adductor Magnus

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by in Physiology, SMRT, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique

    Today I worked on a gentleman whose adductors were incredibly tight and painful to the touch. There was a moment when I did a release and all of his tenderness dissipated. The tissue then allowed me to sink several inches deeper into his inner thigh. The release I did was specifically for adductor magnus. Adductor […]

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  • The Muscle Bone Relationship

    Posted on June 25, 2013 by in Anatomy, Human Body, Physiology

    (Published in Massage Magazine April, 2013) I once had a women in the Tennessee government tell me that as a massage therapist I was not legally allowed to touch bones. I asked her how I was supposed to give a massage without touching bones, and she replied, "I don't know, but you have to find […]

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