Why Pandiculation NOT Stretching Reduces Pain, Improves Posture & Increases Mobility

Over the years we have been told that stretching will help reduce pain and improve our health. However with scientific research, an increased knowledge in the area of pain science and neuroscience, old beliefs around the subject of stretching are starting to be questioned. In today's blog we are going to look at the science behind stretching and why pandiculation is a much more effective and natural way of releasing muscle tension, reducing pain, improving posture and increasing mobility. The [...]

The Neuroscience of Somatic Mindfulness

The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program involves mindfulness throughout the program. In today’s blog we are going to delve into the fascinating world of neuroscience and see the link between how our brain works with Somatic Mindfulness. The Importance of Mindfulness If you have been following my Total Somatics FREE Challenge or are planning to, you will know from the videos and material I supply how important Mindfulness is in our daily life. The fantastic labour saving [...]

The Total Somatics FREE Challenge

I hope the first few days of 2019 has been a good start for you. To support your new year intentions and resolutions, I am really excited to announce The Total Somatics FREE Challenge. I wanted to create a challenge which will provide skills and knowledge to help towards designing a 2019 full of good health and wellness. Would you like to learn skills which will reduce your pain, improve posture, increase mobility and allow you to return to the [...]

How Important is Posture? Are Posture and Pain Related?

You may read this blog title and immediately say yes! You are correct! However in this week’s blog we are going to look at how posture and pain can change according to many factors. We will look at various postures and learn how we can change the habits we develop which may be contributing towards pain. Posture In my clinical practice I see a lot of clients and the most common questions are, “What is a good posture? How should I [...]

Does Stretching Really Work?

In last week’s blog I encouraged readers to replace old, outdated beliefs on stretching for educated ones. As you can imagine, it created quite a stir! Many individuals agreed because they have researched the topic themselves. However others informed me that their health care practitioner advises them to stretch. Today we are going to look at the science and medical studies behind stretching. The amazing point about medicine, science and the human body is that we are always learning. As [...]