Mood And Food!

The key purpose of Total Somatics is to improve awareness to your health and well being.  When we develop the principles of Somatic Health and Well being, we realise the importance of heightening our awareness to how we feel, sense, move, think, perceive, speak and eat.  In today’s blog we are going to look at how food can be a benefit or detriment to our health.The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that mental disorders are now the leading cause [...]

Is Sugar controlling you?

Sugar is something we cannot avoid nowadays, it’s everywhere.  We find it in foods, drinks, sauces, spices and medication.  It may be labeled as sugar or given a different name such as high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, agave, maltose or rice syrup.  Each of these variations still create a blood sugar surge before dropping, with us wanting another blood sugar level boost.In today’s blog, we are going to look at how sugar influences our brain and other body [...]

What is the difference between Stretching and Pandiculation?

Pandiculation and stretching are very different.  In today’s blog I am going to discuss the differences between the two and provide a very interesting video to show the science behind pandiculation and why it is a much more intelligent process to release and lengthen chronically tight muscles. When I teach pandiculation to clients, they look intrigued how such small intricate movements can have such a profound effect on muscles.  We live in an era where the expression “No pain, No gain” or [...]

The Technology Generation and Brain Development

The use of technology has mushroomed over the last 20 years.  The fantastic advancements in technology has enabled us to communicate with people globally and made areas of our life so convenient.  Thanks to technology you are able to stream the Total Somatics online programs (www.TotalSomatics.com) onto your computer and TV screens in the comfort of your own home.But in other areas of our life have we allowed ourselves to become reliant on technology to the point that it [...]

What can you do to release muscle tightness and discomfort around your ribcage?

In the Southern hemisphere we are currently in spring, with many recovery from a very bad bout of influenza and respiratory problems.  In the Northern hemisphere, you are approaching the winter coughs and colds.  So in this week’s blog I am going to discuss how we can develop tightness through and around the muscles of the ribcage and what we can do to release the tension.So what are intercostal muscles?Intercostal muscles are several groups of muscles which run between [...]