SMRT Focus Session
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) is a positional release modality that alleviates pain and chronic conditions. It is applied by subtly moving a tissue or body part into the position of ease and holding this position for 20 to 45 seconds. This technique allows the proprioceptors in the muscles and tendons in decreasing imbalanced activity/sensitivity which restores length in shortened tissues. This can be experienced as a relaxing modality since the pressure and movement are light and subtle, at the same time, targeting the fascia, deeper layers of tissues and individual muscle fibers.
An SMRT Focus Session will be targeting one to two problem areas in your body. The technical application will be mainly SMRT which is a series of positional release, subtly moving a body part and holding that position for 20-45 seconds.
An SMRT session can decrease inflammation, alleviate pain and chronic conditions even if the pressure and application is lighter. An SMRT position can feel very small/subtle but since it targets the fascia, it works deeply within the body. In this case, the client will experience little to no pain compared to deep tissue massages and it's actually a very relaxing session.
Please keep in mind, an SMRT focus session is not your usual spa experience. There's not much gliding motions and it's not a full body massage. This session can also be done with clothes on.
An SMRT focus session is applicable to these areas:
- Upper Back
In a 60 minute session, we'll usually be able to target one to two problem areas. Of course, each session are customized and dependent to the state of the client's body.
For those that want to get an idea of how an SMRT positions are applied, here is a demo video by Dawn Lewis, the instructor of this modality (fast forward to 1, 4:30 and 6 min).