The Missing Link within the treatment of Back Pain

In this blog, I will be delving into the subject of back pain.  We will consider situations within my clinical practice and how you can take those lessons and apply them into your own situation. The buzz word! For many years I've heard the latest buzz word, from “weak” to “fragile”  to “activate” and the list goes on!  One buzz word and opinion which has been around for many years is to strengthen muscles to treat back pain.  If you are [...]

How does your environment influence your wellbeing?

In this week’s blog I would like to highlight a common subjects that have been raised many times in recent months.  I have created a short video for you.  Within this video are a few points to consider and also an invitation to an upcoming event. https://youtu.be/oB726KggYfY Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? Do you know the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? When you consider the actions of a thermometer, it reacts to the environment and you see it [...]

How to manage pain & move with ease

The biggest question I am asked as a Clinical Somatic Educator and Somatic Movement teacher is “how can I manage my pain and move with ease?”  In today’s blog I will explain with some basic neuroscience how you can manage pain and move with ease. Is pain the enemy? Many people view pain as the enemy.  Granted, if you have struggled for years with pain, you will feel it is an enemy and holds you back.  However, how would you feel [...]

Are you stuck in a rut? Are your habits holding you back? Let me show you HOW that can change for YOU.

Total Somatics' Mindful in May - WEEK 3 Hello, how are you keeping?  I hope you have had a good week and feeling the benefits of week one’s mindful breathing practice (plus an additional practice for members) and also for the Tower Twist movement last week. Regarding last week, did you as a member of Total Somatics online find watching the recorded live workshop from Saturday 2nd May 2020 helpful to recap over?  Were there some take away points that I [...]

Is it Good to Stretch?

For many years people thought stretching was the solution for tight, tense muscles. However the tide is turning and researchers are now starting to realise that it actually creates more problems and injuries. In today’s blog we will consider why stretching is being considered an outdated technique. Injuries caused by Stretching For many years we heard ‘experts’ say to stretch before exercise. Then a few years ago the advice changed from stretching before exercise to slowing warming muscles through gentle movement. [...]