Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi)
RMTi is based on the work of Kerstin Linde, a Swedish movement training specialist, who developed movements based on her observations of how infants are meant to move. The movements are therefore based on replicating the movements that infants naturally make, some movements are completed passively with the help of a practitioner, family member or another client in a workshop setting and others are completed actively by the client. Isometric pressure is also used in conjunction with the movements, all aiming to bring the client into a state where they have more awareness of their body and the way it moves. These movements are directly related to the integration of the primitive reflexes that may still be active or un-integrated due to:
-Stress experienced by the mother and/or the baby during pregnancy
-breech birth, birth trauma, caesarean birth, induced birth
-Lack of proper movement in infancy, more common in our modern world with children being placed in walkers and jumpers; or being left for long periods of time in car seats/baby capsules due to busy schedules; and being placed in front of the TV in bouncers versus being left to play on the hard floor all restrict critical movements required for brain development
-Illness, trauma, injury, chronic stress
-complications with vaccinations
-Dietary imbalances or sensitivities
It is also important to note that reflexes that are inhibited and integrated in infancy can later reactivate because of trauma, injury, toxins and stress.
In session we use these movements and isometric pressure to integrate the reflexes so that learning, communication, behaviour, emotional and general well-being can be given the opportunity to be accessed and developed regardless of the age of the client. Hannah has observed amazing results with this gentle and simple method and loves to share it with her clients so they can further facilitate the change in their and their families lives.