Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body\'s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body\'s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body\'s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
What is Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) and what are the benefits of Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique?
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) SMRT is a positional release modality that interrupts pain signals in the body, painlessly resolves trigger points, has an incredibly calming effect on the nervous system, and is highly stimulating to the lymphatic system. By working with all tissues in any given area, SMRT easily and quickly allows the tissues to balance and the joints to realign effortlessly, re-establishing correct posture. All of this is done quickly, with almost no pain to the client, and in a way that is tremendously easy on your body. Because we have disrupted the pain loops, settled the parasympathetic nervous system, created almost no additional pain, and brought the area back to homeostasis, the results of an SMRT treatment last.
Why should Massage Therapists learn Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique?
- It 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.
- Releases trigger points painlessly.
- Takes you to a new therapeutic level.
- Enhances all other modalities.