How Somatics can Reduce the Symptoms of Sciatica & Back Pain

In this week’s blog we are going to look into the subject of sciatica and back pain. In order to know how we can tackle the issue, we need to know what it is, how we can prevent it and if we do develop it, what we can do to treat it. Sciatica Sciatica is one of the most common types of pain, however many people have very little understanding about it. In today’s blog we will delve into the subject [...]

The Benefits of using Somatics to Ease Muscle Tightness Before & After Exercise

If you are involved with a sport, repetitive activity or suffer with muscle tightness and pain, did you know Somatics can help you ease your discomfort? In this week’s blog I am going to explain why Somatics is fantastic to add into your fitness regime to allow your muscles to fully release. Thus, helping you to gain greater power and improve recovery time. Working intelligently with your muscles For many years people have stretched, tugged, yanked, twisted, drugged, heated, cooled and [...]

The Power of Pain, Perception, Emotion and Moving Forward

In this week’s blog we are going to look into the area of pain and why some people feel pain to a greater degree than others. We will consider how the brain interprets pain and what we can do to reduce the symptoms. Pain According to The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It is not just a physical sensation. It is influenced [...]

The Importance of Belly Breathing for Stress & Pain Reduction

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the strong link between stress, pain and belly breathing. You will learn how stress occurs within our mind and body, how this translates to pain and why belly breathing is an important approach to reversing many stress and pain related issues. Stress Stress certainly doesn’t need much of an introduction. We have all endured various levels of stress in our life and we can guarantee it will occur again. But is it [...]

How Somatic Rib Release techniques can help with Back Pain

The combination of stress, a sedentary lifestyle and being easily available via social media, email and text messaging has created a low to medium level of pressure for people globally. In today’s blog we are going to consider an area of the body which is impacted by these factors and is often forgotten, yet it holds a great deal of tension and contributes towards headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain.The RibsYour rib cage is an amazing part of your [...]

Break Workplace habits which trigger Pain

In today’s blog we are going to consider a common environment for back pain, the workplace.Over the years, in our careers we encounter an element of habituation. This could be sitting at a desk all day, maybe working in a trade as a plumber, electrician or builder. These activities require people to distort their bodies into different position to deal with a task. Often in the early days of our career, we may suffer with intermittent pain. As the [...]

Brain Training to Ease Pain & Improve Mobility

In today’s blog I am going to discuss how learning life skills can help deal with pain and limited mobility.Consider this famous quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This quote sprang to mind during the week because conversations with my online, in class and clinical clients revolved around how Somatics empowers and educates people in all areas of their health and well [...]

How your Emotions and Mindset can influence Back Pain

In today’s blog I am going to explain why there is a strong link between emotions, mindset and back pain. Over the years in my clinical practice I have seen a strong correlation between a client’s mindset, daily habits, behaviours and their level of pain. To support my own discovery, copious amounts of research has and continues to be released. Let’s look at why they are all related….. The mind - body connection If you are a regular reader of my [...]

Somatics – The Key to Reducing Back Pain and Improving Posture.

Do you suffer with back pain and/or poor posture? Are you finding the pain appears to be increasing in severity and frequency? Do you find when you are in pain you feel overwhelmed? This is a very common issue.Pain, either chronic or acute creates dis-empowering thoughts. When we struggle with pain we can start feeling overwhelmed and a sense of doom and gloom sets in. We may feel our thoughts are completely consumed by how we feel. I see [...]

How to move freely with reduced or no pain

Do you feel your range of movement is decreasing?  Do you find the time periods of pain are increasing for you?  Are you starting to find that certain anti-inflammatory medications are creating unwanted side effects?  Would you like to learn why you are getting stiffer and tighter?  Would you like to know why your pain is increasing?  After learning why, would you like to know HOW you can deal with your symptoms?  If so, please read on…. Your amazing brain! If [...]