Neuromuscular Science and Somatics

Somatics deals with correcting functional issues.  We look at breaking habitual, fixed motor patterns which are stored in the sub cortex and create chronically tight muscles.  The sub cortex is located below and completely covered by the cerebral cortex.  The sub cortex can be divided into three main areas:1) Brainstem and hindbrain 2) Midbrain 3) ForebrainThe sub cortex involves involuntary actions such as heart rate, breathing, swallowing and digestive activity.  But it is also the seat of FIXED MOTOR PATTERNS.  So [...]

Somatics and Muscle Behaviour

Somatic exercises deal with Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA).  Sensory Motor Amnesia is the root cause for most chronic muscular pain. It is where the brain has gone into autopilot and has simply forgotten how to switch the muscle(s) on and off at the appropriate time.   SMA is created from habitual patterns such as years of sitting at a desk or nursing an injured limb, thus altering how we walk to protect it.  This leads to a change in our [...]