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Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique: Laterally Recumbent & Pregnancy Massage

Approximately 2 hours

SMRT:  Laterally Recumbent Work & Pregnancy Massage

Course Description:  This SMRT:  Laterally Recumbent Work & Pregnancy Massage video is a beginner's guide to working on a client in a side-lying (laterally recumbent) position and working with pregnant women.  You will learn:

  • When it is appropriate to work on a client in a side-lying position
  • Draping for laterally recumbent work
  • SMRT moves for the entire body in a laterally recumbent position
  • Contra-indications for working on pregnant women
  • Draping for pregnancy massage
  • Post-pregnancy massage


Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) is a series of passive contractions that allow therapists to release muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue quickly, easily, and with little pain to you or the client.  Benefits of SMRT include:

  • natural realignment of joints by directly releasing specific ligaments and joint structures
  • pain free resolution of trigger points
  • swift and painless removal of adhesions
  • disruption of the positive feedback loops of pain in the nervous system:

v  speaking directly to the proprioceptors of the nervous system

v  SMRT has an incredibly calming effect and decreases nervous system hyper-sensitivity

  • extreme stimulation of the lymphatic system:

v  SMRT's subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation

v  rapid elimination of excess fluid, toxins, and waste

  • unblocking of meridians and removal of stagnant energy


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.  Join us for a hands-on class or study by video.


NCBTMB approved for 2 CE's