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SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique) training

Started by Kelly Sanders, LMT Feb 12, 2014.

Which Exam to Take? 1 Reply

Started by Janice Valverde. Last reply by Kelly Sanders, LMT Apr 21, 2012.

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Comment by Shirley Knapp on August 13, 2015 at 9:25am

If you are a Massge Therapist and/or NC Cosmetic Arts tech check out my new NCBTMB Self-Care Instant CE's online!!!! FL & GA also approved!

Comment by Dolores on January 16, 2015 at 6:31am

I have some upcoming classes:

Comfort Care Aromatherapy; how to work with Hospice/Palliative Care Patients

Creating Sacred Space

Reiki I and Reiki II  (I will also be teaching this on a cruise on May 30 via Debbie Florio)

I been working for a local Hospice since 2005 and provide patient care.  Contact me if you have any questions

Comment by Shirley Knapp on March 20, 2014 at 9:23am

Rejuvenate yourself with my NCBTMB CE Home-Study course "HEALING THE HEALER". Self-paced, 3 CE hrs.,$33. and open to everyone!  Approved by NC Board of Cosmetic Arts and FL Board of Massage Therapy.

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 19, 2014 at 3:55pm

        I have just finished proofing the video for our Lower Extremities DVD.  This DVD set will be over 6 hours long with extras.  The Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique information is exciting, from the ability to quickly release the deltoid ligament in the medial ankle to the ACL release that creates instant mobility in the knee, from the move that softens the ITT in 30 seconds to the ability to unlock the groin muscles without working directly on the pubic bone, from the release for the connective tissue at the popliteal fossa to the instant removal of adhesions between the hamstrings, it is fabulous.  And the extras in this set really excite me.  Patti does a take on active isolated stretching, both on the client and for you, the therapist, and Rhonda's yoga flows beautifully, and is designed to enhance your body mechanics.  Full Circle is an approved massage therapy continuing education provider through the NCBTMB, as well as in NY and ND.  This set is approved for 24 CE's.  To order,

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 17, 2014 at 1:02pm

        Gluteus Maximus is a large muscle with many attachments.  It originates from the posterior iliac crest, the posterior inferior sacrum and the posterior coccyx.  This means tension in gluteus maximus can affect the position of these bones.  It also means that a shift or compression in these bones can have an effect on tension in gluteus maximus.  If there is an imbalance between the left and right gluteus maximus (i.e. one is hypertonic, the other is hypotonic), these bones will be pulled to the hypertonic side.  This muscle inserts on the gluteal tuberosity and the iliotibial band, which means that tension in gluteus maximus can pull the femur into a lateral rotation or a posterior position.  Additionally, since it attaches to the IT band, any imbalance can cause either too much or not enough tension in the IT band.  This link is to a video that shows an SMRT release for gluteus maximus:  This release will take tone down in hypertonic muscles and bring tone up in hypotonic muscles.  If you find that it does not work, it is possible the issue is a bony misalignment.   Get more SMRT releases for the hip at

Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on February 14, 2014 at 5:58pm

Welcome to the group Dawn, If I ever get to physically move to FL, I might go farther south to Sarasota, but for right now am looking forward to Winter Park in April.

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 14, 2014 at 8:52am

Can't wait to go to Winter Park, FL the beginning of April!  It is so cold here in Colorado, I am looking forward to teaching this course just for a change in weather!  We had such amazing things happen in the last hip, lower back, and abdomen course though, that I am also really looking forward to the fantastic things that will happen in class in FL.  One of the reasons to take CE's is just to get worked on, to be reminded of why we do what we do, and to get the work that our bodies crave.  Some massage therapists get regular massage, but most do not.  We are busy taking care of others and neglect us.  But attending  a CE class has the advantage of letting us know why we became massage therapists in the first place, and, hopefully, of fixing some of our own issues.  Personally, I had been having sacral pain for over a year.  I finally had some SMRT work done on myself, and the pain has lessened significantly.  Hope to see you in Winter Park!

Comment by Jessica Pretty on February 12, 2014 at 3:18pm

Anyone in the Lee County area know of places that are hiring LMT's?

Or anyone looking to trade services once a week or once every two weeks? 

Thanks a bunch!

Comment by Shirley Knapp on January 23, 2014 at 11:40am

Great News! I am now approved by the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts to provide CE's for Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Nail techs and Natural Hair Care Specialists.  I am an NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education as well as a Florida CeBroker.  Check out my Home Study & Spring Classes at www.shirleyknapp


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