Clinical Somatic Education is a highly effective form of neuromuscular retraining that alleviates chronic pain and improves physical functioning and mobility for clients.
What is Clinical Somatics?
The Clinical Somatics™ process uses hands-on guided movement as well as a series of self care exercises (lasting as little as 5 minutes a day) that lengthen muscles back to their natural, relaxed state and correct inefficient movement patterns.
When muscles become chronically contracted from misuse, physical and emotional stress, and injury and trauma, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to pain in the neck, back, hips, knees, shoulders, etc., eventually leading to sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, disc degeneration, arthritis, fatigue, and other structural and functional problems. Once the muscles are relaxed and balanced through Clinical Somatics™, posture and functioning return to normal, flexibility returns, and you often feel more energetic, since you require much less effort to do things like stand, walk, dance, and exercise.
How do I receive Clinical Somatics?
Clinical Somatics™ occurs in 2 forms: You can receive it in hands-on sessions like going to a massage or physical therapist. It's also available in the form of exercises you can do in group classes or using CDs and videos by yourself. A course of hands-on sessions generally also provides you with a personalized brief routine of simple exercises you can use easily for the rest of your life to stay healthy and pain free, and get even healthier and more flexible.
What Makes Clinical Somatics so Effective?
Clinical Somatics™ leads you through comfortable movements that focus the brain specifically on the contracted muscles and movement patterns. Once the brain is made aware of the held contractions, it is able to release them back to a relaxed state. Other pain relief and rehabilitative methods rely on someone else to “do the work”. When you actively engage yourself in the process, the muscles follow and do what they are asked.
Clinical Somatics uses the most sophisticated techniques, based on a thorough and modern understanding of human functioning, to create long-lasting and direct changes in your movement, coordination, and efficiency.
Through Private Sessions or Group Classes, you can enhance your overall well-being and ability to function, as “mind” and “body” become more in tune and integrated to help you direct your intentions in the world more effectively.