Does Stretching Help With Muscle Pain & Tension?

Hello! xx How is your week going? I hope you are keeping well. xx You may have seen my video on Facebook and Instagram at the weekend of the beautiful sunset over the ocean whilst we enjoyed an evening walk. There are so many opportunities during the day to practice gratitude and this was certainly one of them. If you have a beautiful photo to share, please tag @total.somatics on Instagram and @TotalSomatics on Facebook. I would [...]

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 [...]

lower back pain

The Vicious cycle of back pain and limited range of movement

Do you find that you often suffer with back pain? You take a visit to the physio, chiro or massage therapist and feel relief, only for the problem to arise again within a short space of time? You are not alone! Many feel the same way. As a massage therapist myself, many clients often comment that they float out of my clinic room on cloud 9 feeling a reduction in pain, only to tumble back down to earth within [...]