June Class

Our June SMRT class has been canceled for everyone’s safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are still interested in this class, please contact the chapter and let us know.

Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT): Arm and Hand




with Dawn Lewis / June 20-21, 2020 / 9am-Noon and 1:30-4:30 pm / The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon, GA 31210 / 12 hands on CE credits / AMTA Member: $216 / Nonmember: $336

Bring: massage table (for every 2 students), sheets, oil/lotion/cream, anatomy atlas (if have)


SMRT is a positional release modality with an orthopedic focus.  This means we use small, slow, directed positions and pressure to engage the proprioceptors in tissue.  These targeted, gentle, small movements and holds bring nervous system awareness to the area in need. The nervous system then changes the tension dynamics of the tissues and the movement dynamics of the joints.  Easy on the therapist, painless for the client, and highly effective, SMRT is a great addition to your skill set. In SMRT: Arm & Hand, you will learn to effectively work all the tissues in the upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand, as well as how to treat many common and uncommon musculoskeletal issues.

Dawn Lewis has been a massage therapist since 1995.  She is the creator of spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) and she has owned/operated 2 massage schools.  Throughout her teaching career, she has maintained a thriving private practice. Dawn specializes in therapeutic bodywork designed to reduce, manage, or relieve pain.  In 2017, Dawn became a personal trainer. Combining anatomy based bodywork and corrective exercises, allows Dawn to achieve results with a variety of pain complaints. Dawn has been teaching SMRT since 1997 and opened her continuing education school, Full Circle School, in 2010.  Dawn travels throughout the United States teaching SMRT to massage therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors. Dawn is also a Reiki master/teacher, has a BA, and is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Cranial Sacral Therapy

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