• Cart
  • Contact Us

    Contact info

    Call Us

    Western Mass: 413-586-2555
    New York: 212-461-1753
    New Jersey: 973-327-7001
    Long Island: 516-300-1008
    Texas: 325-245-0141
    Arizona: 602-357-1514
    Virginia Beach: 757-644-5981
    Toll-free: 877-586-2555

    Calling any of our locations is like calling all of our locations. If you wish to make an appointment or register for a class at any location, request information, order a product, or anything else, you may contact us at the above location. Or find local contact information for any of our locations in our Locations directory.



Introductory information and articles about somatics.

The Myth of Aging

One of the most ancient and famous of riddles is that of the Sphinx: "What is it that has one voice and yet becomes four- footed and two-footed and three-footed?" In Greek mythology, Oedipus provided the correct answer: the human being, who crawls on all fours in infancy, walks on two legs in adulthood, and leans on a cane in old age. This answers the riddle of the sphinx. But it does not answer a second riddle that lurks within the first: Why is it that humans, having learned to walk upright, may lose this ability and often end up walking with a cane?

Somatics Exercise Classes

Somatic Exercise classes are one of the most fun ways to enjoy the benefits of Somatic Exercises. If you have not read about Somatic Exercises before, these are the "self-help" version of the therapeutic Somatic movements. With or without attending hands-on sessions in Somatics, there are vast collection of movements you can do on your own, which give many of the benefits of hands-on Somatics work. The movements are easy and comfortable, yet very effective. They can be a valuable complement to hands-on sessions, or an affordable alternative. They can also be part of healthy lifestyle that includes Somatics, the way many include the gym or regular yoga classes. In the case of Somatics, however, the Somatic Exercises will support all those other fitness activities, making them easier and more beneficial, and launch you ahead in many fitness goals, including flexibility, injury prevention, and great strength and coordination.

Somatics Exercises

Somatic Exercises are movements a person can do that are similiar in form and pattern to the hands-on sessions.  Instead of the sensory input and contractions provided by a practitioner, the Exercises use gravity and the person's own attention and activity to create the sensory-motor signals sent to the central nervous system.  Just as in the hands-on sessions, these signals provide the neccessry bio-feedback and other neuromuscular diagnostic information to the brain to enable it to correct chronic contractions, faulty movement patterns, and destructive musculoskeletal mis-alignments.  The result is relief or even complete reversal of chronic pains, acute injuries, tensions, inflexibilities, and associated conditions such as inflamation.  Despite the absence of a one-on-one practitioner, you will find Somatic Exercises to still be convenient, simple, and almost as easy and effortless to do by yourself as working with a professional.


Subscribe to RSS - Introduction