What is Rhythmic Movement Training?

Rhythmic Movement Training is a natural movement based programme which can help to integrate the primitive and postural reflexes from early childhood development. The reflexes have been found to help setup the neurological foundations for mind and body development that should have all played their role sufficiently by around the age of 4 years old.

RMT gives us the second opportunity to revisit the early years and help develop and strengthen the neurological senses that may have been missed or not had sufficient time to fully develop and integrate, so that we can reach our highest potential.

The senses assisted by RMT are:

  • Motor
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Vestibular
  • Tactile
  • Proprioceptor

Developing and integrating these vital senses can make a difference to:

  • Self esteem
  • Self confidence
  • Academic skills – reading, writing and maths
  • Phonological skills
  • Speech
  • Cognitive skills
  • Comprehension skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Emotional issues
  • Communication skills
  • Muscle tone
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Focus and concentration
  • Co-ordination
  • Processing of information
  • Self confidence
  • Behaviour management
  • Executive functions

We all need to be able to access our senses for these everyday skills and by helping to integrate the reflexes life can become much easier. Everyone find ways to compensate by using coping strategies with their challenges but this usually requires lots of hard work and more effort being put into achieving success. Working with this Rhythmic Movement programme can help reduce the amount of effort needed to succeed.

How does RMT help?

Consultants can assess the reflexes and then use Rhythmic Movements to help integrate the reflex. The developers of this programme propose that Rhythmic Movements help to stimulate neurological development helping to make new or strengthen existing neural connections from the cerebellum through to the prefrontal cortex. The Rhythmic Movements are very similar to the movement patterns that babies make and how they develop from being helpless and survival orientated on the floor to being able to roll over, creeping, sitting up unaided, to crawling, standing, walking, hopping, skipping and jumping.

The inborn reflex pattern, with the right stimulation, should allow all these stages to develop properly and efficiently. If not, there may be neurological delays in development and brain maturity which may affect our ability to learn easily, naturally and successfully. This can be carried into adulthood and throughout life. The earlier corrections can be made, the more success in the educational years, leading to better future opportunities in life.

RMT can enhance development extremely efficiently and successfully for any age and ability and help clear many developmental delays the way nature intended.

Who can benefit from RMT?

  • The programme is designed to help facilitate positive change in anyone using the gentle and simple rhythmic movements –
  • All age groups – babies, infants, teenagers, adults including senior citizens
  • All abilities – physically, mentally or emotionally disabled children and adults
  • Children who are not reaching their chronological age and expected attainment levels
  • Anyone looking to develop their skills and reach their highest potential
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