Carolina School of Bodywork
Aviation Business Park, Inside The Healing Hause, 2456 Remount Road, Suite 306, North Charleston, SC 29406
July 12-14, 2024
**PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES — THEY ARE THE ACTUAL CLASS TIMES**
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
24 CEs – $600
Hotel sleeping room block: None. This class is not being held at a hotel.
Instructor: Dawn Lewis
Head and Neck class will help you to work with all structures in the neck and head. You will learn to successfully work with:
-Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
-Forward Head Syndrome
-Headaches, including Occipital, Migraine, Temporal, and Frontal headaches
-Structures in the anterior Neck
Arm & Hand class will help you to work with all structures in the arm, forearm, and hand. You will learn to successfully work with:
-Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
-Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
-Pronator Teres Syndrome
-Stiffness and/or arthritis of the thumb
SMRT is a positional release modality. The principles of SMRT are similar to Strain Counterstrain and PRT. When we use SMRT, we move the tissue or body part into a position of ease or comfort. In other words, if tissue is shortened, we shorten it further. What we believe is happening when we do passively move tissue into its existing pattern is described in a theory called Proprioceptive Theory.
Proprioceptive Theory states, in simple terms, that when tissue is in a dysfunctional pattern there is an imbalance in activity between the golgi tendon organs and the muscle spindle cells that leaves the muscle spindle cells more sensitive. This sensitivity leads to increased restriction and sustained contraction. SMRT positions decrease muscle spindle cell activity and restore length to shortened tissues.
What is the benefit of SMRT for practitioners?
Clients receiving SMRT treatments have reported the following:
Where should you begin your SMRT courses?
There are 5 courses in our basic series. They are SMRT: Head & Neck (with or without Cranial Sacral Therapy); SMRT: Arm & Hand; SMRT: Shoulder, Axilla, Ribcage, & Upper Back; SMRT: Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen; and SMRT: Lower Extremities. You may begin your SMRT training with any of these classes.
More Benefits of Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: