Clinical Somatic Movement

"If you can sense it and feel it, you can change it."

Thomas Hanna, PhD

Clinical Somatic Movement

The root of all pain lies within the brain. Just as the brain learns to play music, drive a car, or ride a bike, it can learn negative things like unconsciously holding muscles in contraction around weak and injured areas, or bad posture.

Clinical Somatics teaches you how to reverse the root cause of chronic muscular pain. Because it is educational in nature it is the only method of neuromuscular training that gives you safe and simple techniques to release and relax tight muscles. Learning somatic movements helps you reduce muscular tension and restore muscles to their optimal resting length for long-term relief for chronic muscular pain.

Somatic Movement is known to help:

  • Chronic and acute back, neck, and shoulder pain.
  • Tension headaches and whiplash.
  • Sciatica and piriformis syndromes.
  • Hip, knee and foot pain.
  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • Herniated or bulging disks.
  • Postural misalignments including leg length discrepancy, scoliosis and kyphotic curvatures caused by muscular tightness.

MI Studio offers Clinical Somatic sessions as well as group Somatic Movement classes.

Clinical Somatic sessions are a from of sensory motor re-education. A way for your brain and body to relearn movement patterns that are specific to your needs and offers the quickest and most effective was to reverse habitual movement patterns and stop muscular pain.

Each Clinical session starts with a  postural, joint and movement assessment to help us determine what is moving well and where there is restriction. During the session you will be guided though a series of hands on gentle, easy and supportive movements that offer your brain and body feedback to help you regain awareness of your muscles and your movements.  These movements are what are described as a pandiculation.

At the end of the session you will learn a 10 minute routine that consists of one or two specific somatic movements to practice each day. The importance of a daily commitment reinforces the work done in the session and provides long-term tools for you to take care of yourself, manage pain from accidents, injuries or the stresses of daily life.

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