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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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  • 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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