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Ergonomics & Repetitve Strain
Somatics eliminates the root cause of repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, by getting to the root cause of the problem.
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Prime Somatics (also known as Clinical Somatic Education or "CSE") is a highly effective form of neuromuscular retraining that alleviates chronic pain and improves physical functioning and mobility for clients. CSE stands out from other forms of bodywork (physical therapy, massage, chiropractic) in that it relies upon client participation to provide sensory feedback, not just to muscles and nerves, but to the brain. CSE most effectively treats chronic musculoskeletal contraction that results from stress, trauma, and repetitive movement. These conditions include: back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, tendonitis, bursitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, scoliosis, chronic headaches, sciatica, knee, hip and shoulder pain, and myofascial pain syndromes. The course of treatment is shorter and more long lasting than physical therapy programs, chiropractic, or manual soft tissue therapies.
Somatics helps improve overall sports performance by increasing the body awareness of each client. By teaching the athlete to become consciously aware of their chronically contracted muscles they are then able to release muscles not necessary for specific activities. This increases the efficiency of their movements and lets them do more while exerting less effort.
Injury Recovery & Prevention
Have you had a chronic pain issue resulting from a sport or other injury? Do you want to make sure you never do? Somatics helps with chronic pain associated with injury and can alleviate pain that seems like it will never go away. The sessions help the client achieve success and the personal at home exercises help to maintain as well as prevent future injury.
Relaxation & Stress Relief
Through the slow and mindful movements of Somatics, one becomes more centered and aware of the stresses of the body and mind. By consciously becoming aware, the client learns to release tension causing greater relaxation.