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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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  • Chronic Headache

    Posted on July 27, 2018 by in Questions and Answers

    Chronic Headache This week I saw a client that I have seen only once before. He was referred to me for a chronic headache. His headache was centered in the suboccipital area. At times the pain radiated around the side of the head and up into the temple. I spent most of our first hour […]

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  • Arm & Hand

    Posted on July 20, 2018 by in Questions and Answers

    Arm & Hand Working on a client this week who came to me for the first time about a month ago. Her complaint was severe right shoulder pain and she had been diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome in the right shoulder. The first time I worked on her I worked her shoulder. We got limited […]

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  • Shoulder Pain in the Hand

    Posted on June 29, 2018 by in Questions and Answers

    Shoulder Pain in the Hand I recently had a student come to 2 SMRT classes who had a shoulder issue. Her left shoulder had been in pain for over 2 years. Throughout the head & neck class she commented on how every move hurt her left shoulder. She didn’t know if she could SMRT, and […]

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  • Retaining Clients

    Posted on September 18, 2014 by in massage therapy, Questions and Answers

    One of the posts I see on facebook quite a bit is, “do you have any advice for retaining clients?” or “how do you get clients to reschedule?” Some of the advice is about making sure to approach the client after the massage and ask about rebooking, while others say it is about discounts, packages, […]

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  • Sphenoid Decompression

    Posted on August 10, 2014 by in Questions and Answers

      When we were teaching SMRT in GA, there was girl in class who was having a fair amount of pain in her head and jaw. She asked me if I would work on. When I put my hands on her head, I knew immediately that there was limited movement in her cranial bones. I […]

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  • Helping Breast Cancer Survivor with Shoulder Pain

    Posted on July 17, 2014 by in Questions and Answers

      One of my clients is a woman in her late 30’s who is 3 years out from having very aggressive breast cancer that led to a double mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection on the left, and a diep flap. She had breast reconstruction immediately. The fascia across her right breast, upper chest, shoulder, upper […]

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  • Preview New Video on Facebook

    Posted on July 17, 2014 by in Questions and Answers

      Check out our newest preview video on Full Circle’s facebook page. This video shows a release for Gracilis, which acts as a general adductor compartment release, and a release for adhesions between the adductors and Vastus Medialis, which will melt tension on the anterior medial aspect of the distal thigh. While you are on […]

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  • SMRT Workshops in Georgia

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by in Questions and Answers

      Our final 2014 massage continuing education SMRT: Head & Neck course and SMRT: Back & Spine course will happen August 1-3, 2014 in Sandy Springs, GA. We just taught these two spontaneous muscle release technique courses in Coeur d’Alene, ID. I received an email a week ago that said, “I wanted to say I […]

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