Hydrating Your Body

As our goal to live a some somatic or holistic lifestyle involves good nutrition and water consumption, lets look at some reasons for staying hydrated.   Energy levels Water is crucial for the body.  Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in your body to slow down.  This has an impact on your energy levels; causing tiredness and fatigue. Skin Health The skin is the largest organ of the body.  When we become dehydrated, it affects the elimination of waste and toxins through the skin.  This [...]

Fear And Your State Of Mind

Here is brief description of fear, neurophysiology and how we can create stored emotional reactions.Our brain is wired to non consciously create a "self fulfilling prophecy." An area of the brain known as the amygdala plays a crucial role in the fight or flight response (stress response). If the amygdala is excessively sensitive and fires off a "danger" signal, it will automatically alter ongoing perceptions so that they appear threatening. This may be a basis for phobias and other [...]

Digestive Health and Somatics

  “All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates (460-370BC). The statement made by Hippocrates all those years ago is now being proven true by scientists today.  As science and research continues in this fascinating area of health, it is being widely recognised that gut bacteria and its actions is an influential determinant of homeostasis (state of balance). The growing understanding of the influence of bacteria in the gut is becoming one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern medicine.  The action and behaviour [...]

Retrain Your Brain

The information in this blog has been requested by clients who have enjoyed learning Somatics.   They want to know more about the amazing effects and changes it creates to our entire muscular system.  They have been impressed by the additional benefits they have discovered since practising the movements on a regular basis.  It also offers an opportunity for others to learn about this fantastic modality.The programme Total Somatics offers is to help people reduce pain and regain range of [...]

Somatics and Muscle Behaviour

Somatic exercises deal with Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA).  Sensory Motor Amnesia is the root cause for most chronic muscular pain. It is where the brain has gone into autopilot and has simply forgotten how to switch the muscle(s) on and off at the appropriate time.   SMA is created from habitual patterns such as years of sitting at a desk or nursing an injured limb, thus altering how we walk to protect it.  This leads to a change in our [...]