Muscle Memory, Somatics and Stretching

In this week’s blog I will be discussing what muscle memory is and how Somatics is a much more efficient way to release tight and tense muscles than stretching. Mindfulness with Total Somatics centres around releasing chronically tight muscles, reducing pain, improving mobility and providing skills to empower and educate you to take back control of you health and well being. Mindfulness with Total Somatics (www.TotalSomatics.com) works at changing muscle memory. What exactly is muscle memory? To begin with, there’s no [...]

You are what you think!

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss an area which plays a huge role in how we can improve our overall health and well being. As someone who has embraced somatics by learning Total Somatics online or in my classes, as a subscriber to my blogs or as a follower on social media; you know that I often highlight the very close link between our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Collectively this is referred to as [...]

The Benefits of Somatic Breathing

Today I am going to discuss the importance and benefits of Somatic breathing. Breathing is a subject which I find clients have many questions about. But one question which jumps out to me is, “There are lots of breathing techniques to help improve the quality of my breath. But which one should I really be trying? It’s very confusing.” It is a good question. I would agree there are lots of breathing variations out there. But I always encourage them to [...]

Do you REALLY have control over your coordination and posture?

In previous blogs I have discussed how our internal awareness to the way we move and control our muscles can be very challenging. But why? Surely as intelligent adults we have full control of how we move our body. Unfortunately this is not the case! In today’s blog I am going to discuss what this awareness actually is, why we cannot control certain muscles and how we can REGAIN coordination and control areas of our body which have been [...]

The close relationship between Stress and Inflammation

In my previous blog I discussed how we can self manage chronic pain. Many would agree that one of the main causes for chronic pain stems from inflammation. But interestingly enough, scientific research in recent times has shown a strong link between stress and inflammation. I’m sure you would agree that the words inflammation, anti inflammatory, stress and anxiety are expressions used a lot in modern day society. So it is no surprise that these two key words, ‘stress’ and ‘inflammation’ are [...]