Why Movement is Medicine

Over the years whilst teaching clients about Somatic movement I have often use the expression “Movement is Medicine.” It is an expression I use often within my social media posts too (Instagram: total.somatics and Facebook: @totalsomatics). In today’s blog we are going to look at why movement is medicine. Mental Health Awareness I am sure you would agree we live at a time where mental health is being discussed openly and barriers are being broken down. However it is always good [...]

How to Keep Your Brain & Body Active!

The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program at www.TotalSomatics.com educates and empowers you within the area of health and well being. If you are logged in to my online program, you will know how often I discuss the importance of Neuroplasticity,  the process which increases neural connections within your brain.In today’s blog we will consider why our brain is amazing. By using it in a methodical and intelligent manner you can reduce pain, improve posture, increase [...]

Use Somatics to Reduce Pain, Improve Posture, Increase Mobility & Get to the ROOT CAUSE.

In this week’s blog I am going to teach you why somatics gets to the root cause of aches, pain, stiffness, poor posture and limited mobility. You will learn that it all starts with how our brain communicates to our muscles and what we can do to reverse very common problems people experience on a daily basis. Creating Intelligent Change Within Our Body Using Somatics Here is an image of the sensory motor cortex also known as the brain map or [...]

The Importance Of Good Posture & Muscle Control For Exercise

This time of the year, there are many people working on their new year’s resolutions. One of those resolutions is to get fit and toned. In this week’s blog we are going to consider the importance of good posture and muscle control for exercise. Posture The way we hold ourselves and the level of tension we exert on our muscles has a positive or negative effect on our body. If we are mindful of our posture and how we move our [...]

Practice & Persistence Makes Permanence

The old expression “Practice makes Perfect” is unrealistic and unattainable. In today’s blog we are going to consider how creating a healthy daily Somatics practice will create a permanent habit with the help of Neuroplasticity. Move Away From Perfectionism If you are a regular reader of my blogs, currently using my online program or are partaking in the Total Somatics Free Challenge, you know how I encourage you to move away from perfectionism. Firstly practice will not make you perfect, it’s [...]

How your Mind & Movement can improve your Brain to Body Health & Wellness

In this week’s blog we are going to delve into the fascinating world of your brain! We will look at how the quality of your movement and mindset will mould the structure and functioning of your amazing brain. Our Brain is like a Sponge! I am sure you have watched little children explore the world around them and marvelled at how curious they are and they always challenge themselves. For instance how often have you watched a baby attempt to walk, [...]

Muscle Pain, Tension & Tightness – What can we do to Remedy the Issue?

With advances in technology, we have become skilled with modern scientific and medical discoveries. We are able to video conference people from the other side of the world at the click of a button. However we are a world becoming reliant on pain relief for the mushrooming incidences of musculoskeletal problems. What has happened? What can we do? Empower, Enhance and Educate The following statement by Benjamin Franklin is so true, “An Investment in Knowledge pays the best interest.” When we invest in [...]

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 [...]

Back Pain- the 21st century Epidemic

Have you had that pinch or pain trigger in your back, only to catch your breath and stop you from your activity?  Do you find that your back pain and stiffness are starting to increase in severity and duration?  Have you tried EVERYTHING and feel that “this is it” or “I’m just getting old?” In today’s blog we are going to consider the 21st Century Epidemic - BACK PAIN and look at how we can reverse the symptoms and increase our [...]

Pain, perception and plasticity

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the subject of pain.  Nobody is immune to pain, we all suffer or have suffered with varying degrees of it.  In recent years we have and continue to see the growth and research in the field of pain science and neuroplasticity.Is pain “in your head?”Neuroscience has researched thoroughly and it is widely considered in the area of pain science that pain is created by the brain and projected on to [...]