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 In today’s blog we will consider why stretching is being considered an outdated technique.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. [...]

The Important Link Between Your Nervous System & Immune System

In this week’s blog we are going to consider the strong link between your nervous system and immune system. We will consider how Somatics can help with improving the function of these two amazingly intricate systems. Your Amazing Soma If you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know that I often refer to your mind and body as your Soma. In Somatics we refer to the soma as a huge sensory organism which absorbs emotions, experiences, habits, behaviours, [...]

What is Somatics? Frequently Asked Questions, ANSWERED!

I receive many questions about Somatics. At conferences, workshops, online and in clinic, people are wanting to know as much as they can about Somatics. Clients find the benefits are fantastic, from releasing muscular tension and tightness, to improving posture and increasing mobility. So when clients feel the benefits, they want to learn more so they can tell others! As a result of this happening often, I have created a blog to specifically answer frequently asked questions. If you have [...]