THE GENTLE MUSCLE RELEASE ACADEMY
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IS REALLY PROUD AND PLEASED TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED
LEVEL 3 ACCREDITATION BY ThinkTree FOR TEACHING ITS GMR COURSES
This now means that this revolutionary way of working with bodies can finally reach the mainstream and – we are confident – will begin to take massage therapy and body working into new territory.
Refine and enhance your current skills with this gentle, safe, non-manipulative intervention that will change the way you work with your clients.
N.B. July 2020 – WANTED – TRAINERS SOUGHT TO JOIN ACADEMY TEACHING STAFF
WHAT IS GMR ALL ABOUT? Background.
Gentle Muscle Release does what it says on the tin!
It is a novel presentation formulated by UK therapist and homeopath Peter C K Smith, whose career in the field of natural medicine began in 1982/3 while training as a homeopath with Spinal Touch, via Orthobionomy and settling with Hyperton-X, taught by its founder Frank Mahoney.
None of these excellent therapies ever really took off into mainstream complementary medicine due to their complexity. Becoming a busy homeopath, Peter continued to use certain aspects of what he had learned in his daily practice and gradually developed GMR, frustrated that the excellent tools he uses even 35 years later risked being lost as retirement loomed!
When he learned in 2016 about what followed, he determined to form the GMR Academy without delay
UNNECESSARY and AVOIDABLE INJURIES
According to GERRY PYVES – who brought you the excellent No Hands Massage (c) – 78% of you will suffer during your careers, unnecessarily and avoidably injuring yourselves – some of you actually being forced into early retirement – because you are ‘straining’ to force chronically injured muscles in your clients to ‘surrender’.
GMR is a liberating tool for clients and therapists alike. It makes a massage pleasurable and fun as opposed to being an uncomfortable and painful experience for both of you!
GENTLE, PAINLESS and GENERALLY VERY EFFECTIVE
Learn how to maximise the flexibility of your clients, resolve long-standing chronic injuries* (whiplash, falls, accidents, sports injuries, sciatica, tight necks and shoulders etc) and speed up tiring treatments by releasing hypertonic muscles quickly, PAINLESSLY, and effectively, leading to a relaxing massage that will be easier on you both!
THE MOST IMPORTANT ‘SECRET’ TO WRAP YOUR HEADS AROUND ….
GMR IS A “YIN” (or more ‘female’) APPROACH
The ‘secret’ lies in the fact that YOU (the Therapist) are not DOING things to your client (who generally lies there ‘passively’ being ‘done’ to)
Your ‘job’ is to simply, gently – and painlessly – show the client how to deliberately ‘switch ON’ each individual muscle in their body and THEN ….. how to deliberately ‘switch OFF’ or RELEASE the same muscle.
AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED?
… showing them how to release muscles from toe-to-head UP the FRONT of their body and then from head to toe DOWN the BACK of their body … (IF they are still awake!)
… you can THEN give them the easiest and best massage you – or they – have ever given or received!
Yoga teachers can also safely learn to employ this “Light Touch Therapy” technique in their classes to help with injured or “stuck” clients.
TAKING MASSAGE THERAPY INTO A NEW REALM – SERIOUSLY
WHERE THE MASSAGE THERAPIST CAN – WITHIN THEIR SKILLSET – BEGIN TO ACTIVELY HELP THEIR CLIENTS TO ‘UNTANGLE’ THEIR OWN BODIES, TO THE IMMENSE SATISFACTION OF YOU BOTH.
Instead of labouring away on sore clients, the potential exists for the therapist to become more than a routine masseur, instead begin to look creatively at a tight body – especially a chronically injured one – and actively intervene in relieving the client of their body armour by ‘repairing’ the muscle memory. Think ‘Frozen Shoulder’.
There you will find the Course Dates, Cost, Venue, Pre-requisites etc
Before you go …
WOULD YOU LIKE A SNEAK PREVIEW OF HOW GMR WORKS?
Here is the 4-minute video we have just prepared showing you
“HOW TO TEACH YOUR CLIENT HOW GMR WORKS!”
In it you will briefly meet me – Peter Smith, Founder of the Academy and Angela Lewis, the GMRA’s Senior Tutor as we talk you through it!
*Disclaimer: Of course, NO therapy can do everything and fix everyone … this includes GMR. However, it can often work where other interventions have failed.
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REMEMBER THAT WE ARE SEEKING WOULD-BE TRAINERS TO BECOME INVOLVED!
If you are an experienced therapist and are interested in being trained as a GMR Trainer with a view to becoming a Full Member of the Academy’s teaching staff, then we would like to hear from you.
If you are experiencing the warning signs of wear-and-tear/RSI etc or have even been forced to retire from active practice, then we would especially like to hear from you.
The GMRA is all about avoiding a similar fate for others.
We envision online interviews via Zoom to get to know one another
Call Peter Smith: 01872 870801 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org