Week 3 – Somatic in September

Somatic Breathing and Pain Relief In this week’s blog we are going to consider the importance of breathing and how shallow breathing can create a host of problems which cause us pain.Check out my video for this week.....Somatic Awareness to Breathing In the last two weeks we have considered the influence that the lack of movement and our emotional state can have on our posture, pain level and mobility. Today I would like to reveal why releasing tension through your rib [...]

The Benefits of using Somatics to Ease Muscle Tightness Before & After Exercise

If you are involved with a sport, repetitive activity or suffer with muscle tightness and pain, did you know Somatics can help you ease your discomfort? In this week’s blog I am going to explain why Somatics is fantastic to add into your fitness regime to allow your muscles to fully release. Thus, helping you to gain greater power and improve recovery time. Working intelligently with your muscles For many years people have stretched, tugged, yanked, twisted, drugged, heated, cooled and [...]

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 [...]

How to move freely with reduced or no pain

Do you feel your range of movement is decreasing?  Do you find the time periods of pain are increasing for you?  Are you starting to find that certain anti-inflammatory medications are creating unwanted side effects?  Would you like to learn why you are getting stiffer and tighter?  Would you like to know why your pain is increasing?  After learning why, would you like to know HOW you can deal with your symptoms?  If so, please read on…. Your amazing brain! If [...]

Are you in tune with your Mind & Body?

Over the years many people develop injuries, undergo surgeries and encounter stress and health diagnoses which contribute towards added pressure and trauma to their SOMA or whole person. In today’s blog I am going to discuss how we can overcome this issue and I have provided a 45 minute detailed soma scan with arch and flatten to increase awareness to how your soma is moving, sensing and feeling. Family Dynamics Firstly I am going to discuss family dynamics. If you find [...]

Take care for your own health and wellbeing

As we approach the end of the year, life can get very challenging. If you are heavily involved in Christmas and New Year preparations, this time of the year can actually be very exhausting. The tips and advice I will share with you today are applicable for all year round. Be Organised. Whatever your plans are for the holidays, ensure you are organised. This will stop you from having to battle with short tempered, stressed out shoppers in shopping malls. Always [...]

Cells that fire together, wire together

“Cells that fire together, wire together.” The power of Somatics & Neuroplasticity.  In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fascinating and ever expanding (no pun intended!) subject of Neuroplasticity.Back in 1949, the psychologist Donald Hebb became known as the father of the field of Neuropsychology and created the expression “cells that fire together, wire together.”  He introduced us to the subject of Neuroplasticity.So what is Neuroplasticity?  Basically it is a general term used to describe the fact that the [...]

What is the difference between Stretching and Pandiculation?

Pandiculation and stretching are very different.  In today’s blog I am going to discuss the differences between the two and provide a very interesting video to show the science behind pandiculation and why it is a much more intelligent process to release and lengthen chronically tight muscles. When I teach pandiculation to clients, they look intrigued how such small intricate movements can have such a profound effect on muscles.  We live in an era where the expression “No pain, No gain” or [...]

Is Somatics for you?

In this week’s blog I have included a video which has been available on my Total Somatics Facebook page.  I receive many questions about Somatics and so I will be creating videos to answer your questions.  Many ask if Somatics is for a specific age group.  The answer is No.  Somatics is for all ages.Enjoy my video which accompanies this blog at the end of this article….When I am teaching Mindfulness with Total Somatics sessions online www.TotalSomatics.com I often [...]

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Reducing Muscle Tension & Tightness WITHOUT Stretching

How do we reverse habitually tight muscles which cause pain and limited range of movement without stretching?  It appears to be heavily promoted as the answer to creating a better result for our musculoskeletal health?  But is it?  Consider these two experts in the field of Musculoskeletal health. Video transcript from Dr. Steve Gangemi “The other thing a lot of people like to do when they injure an area… is to stretch the area. When you injure muscles, when you injure [...]