What is SRT?
Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT) is a non-invasive soft tissue neurological treatment performed by a healthcare professional with advanced training through the Spinal Reflex Institute sricert.org.
SRT targets neurological and soft tissue restriction that if left untreated will result in symptoms such as joint tracking dysfunction/joint pain, chronically tight and painful muscle tissue, decrease in range of motion (ROM), decrease in energy, sleep issues, organ dysfunction, migraines, etc. The list goes on and on. In short, SRT can facilitate positive change in all systems of the body and every function connected to neurology. Ultimately, SRT increases the body's healing potential and decreases the risk of injury while supporting explosive athletic capabilities, decreasing post workout tenderness by up to 100%, increasing ROM, decreasing pain, etc.
“Impossible!” I hear you say and without all the information I understand that perspective. The strength of this technique lies in science. With over 100 years of research and development, we can say without a doubt that spinal reflexes exist and they can create a cascade of symptoms that dramatically impact our health and decrease our physical capability. Although the medical industry has know about this syndrome for a long time, it has only been over the past 20 years that we have had a treatment protocol developed by Dr. Jarrel at the Spinal Reflex Institute in Colorado.
Again the strength of this technique lies in the science. We know that a reflex always behaves the same in every individual. It is hard wired into our neurology - the brain is not involved in its process. In the doctor's office when he hits you below the knee, your knee shoots out and reflexively your body defends itself against harm. In the same way, each level of the spine will fire specific muscles when reflexively stimulated (poked, pushed, pulled, made unstable). Following this scientific information we are able to return the body to balance, facilitating optimal performance in all systems including athletic capabilities. “It’s like taking off the parking brake”.
The actual treatment consists of an assessment protocol and attachment point therapy. This is pressure applied at each end of the muscle fibers that have been identified as contracted. The treatment is applied to various muscles anywhere between the pelvis and the neck. The pressure is static and may continue for a minute or two until the fibers release. The application is not painful and the patient will often relax to a point of sleep during the session. The treatment can take any where from 30-60 minutes. After the initial treatment the therapist will determine a treatment plan, which usually consists of at least 6 sessions. An acute case would need two treatments the first week and one each week thereafter. Unlike some forms of bodywork, SRT is able to treat the cause of the problem , in most cases, the patient is able to maintain a pain free lifestyle with exercise supplemented by an SRT treatment every few months depending on their activity level.
“After practicing massage for over ten years I am very excited to have found a technique that gets the lasting results for my clients I am looking for. I am regularly blown away by the outcomes and thoroughly excited to continue my education in this area. I can't get enough! The technique is easier on my body and gets amazing outcomes that last. My practice has exploded. I treated a client recently who had undergone spinal surgery after an accident. He is actively in a specialized outpatient rehab learning how to walk again. After two SRT treatments he walked normally, balanced on each individual leg, and had significant gains in muscle strength and motor function. I can't say enough about this technique it will blow your mind! I have been called a miracle worker but I defer to the technique.”
Sally Lewien, LMT CO