Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Abdomen

Note: This course is excerpted from the SMRT: Hips, Lower Back & Abdomen course.

Course Description: SMRT: Abdomen video course (live course is taught within SMRT: hips, lower back, & abdomen) will help you to work the entire abdomen, from diaphragm to pubic symphysis. SMRT is not contra-indicated for abdominal diagnoses, such as IBS, colitis, crohn’s disease, etc. You will learn to successfully work with:

  • Bladder and Intestinal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Inflammation
  • Iliopsoas imbalances
  • Muscle tension from abdominal shortening
  • And more

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?

  • faster results, we hold SMRT positions for 20 to 45 seconds
  • easy on the therapist, positions should be done in a small, slow, controlled fashion.
  • little to no pain for the client
  • effective, lasting treatments

Clients receiving SMRT treatments have reported the following:

  • that SMRT positions are incredibly relaxing giving them a feeling of euphoria
  • that they feel like the smallest movements are working deep within their body
  • reduction in pain while the position is being held
  • decreased inflammation, typically after one or two positions
  • increased movement when the session is over
  • results that last longer then other therapies they have experienced

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 either live or through video.

You are on the page for SMRT: Abdomen. This video course will teach you to work with all of the tissues in the abdomen to balance the muscle tone, alleviate or reduce pain, increase ROM, and much more.

More Benefits of Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique:

  • Gets you into deep tissues, quickly and painlessly, without “digging deep.”
  • Is extremely specific, giving you the ability to target even individual fibers within a muscle.
  • Addresses structures beyond muscles; including, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
  • Is easy on your body.
  • Is safe and effective for many otherwise contraindicated clients and conditions.
  • Keeps your knowledge of anatomy fresh and working for you.
  • Allows you to work in areas inaccessible to palpation (pelvic floor, inter-cranial tissues, joint interiors).
  • Resets the neutral point between muscle spindle cells and golgi tendon organs.
  • Resolves trigger points painlessly.
  • Takes you to a new therapeutic level.
  • Enhances all other modalities.

Benefits of DVD’s and Digital Downloads:

  • Save the travel and tuition money of attending a class.
  • No time off required to attend the class.
  • Ability to review the demonstrations as often as needed.
  • Control of how and when you learn the information.
  • Convenience of being able to watch and follow the DVD with the client on the table.

Video course is NCBTMB approved, as well as NY sponsored, for 3 CE’s. Check your state regulations to see how many CE’s you can receive for technique classes done by home study.

COURSE TYPE DELIVERY CE CREDITS FEE ORDER
Abdomen with CE's Book included DVD & Book Shipped to your address 3 $80 plus shipping
Abdomen no CE's no Book DVD Shipped to your address 0 $65 plus shipping
SMRT: Abdomen Book (No Video) Book Shipped to your address 0 $20 plus shipping
Abdomen with CE's Book included Digital Download and Book Delivered through Google Drive folder 3 $80  Click here
Abdomen no CE's no Book Digital Download Delivered through Google Drive folder 0 $65  Click here

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