Help yourself: relax your muscles, get our of pain, prevent injuries, age proof your body, calm your nervous system and release your life performance.
Somatics works with the control centre. Your brain and nervous system. It works with how the brain and the body are connected. It works with your whole living system, the living body. There are four main components to Somatics: a system of education, a system of awareness, a "hands on" therapeutic system, and a system of safe intelligent movement. It isn't just a therapy but it has profound therapeutic benefits. It isn't just education but it is the missing link in education and recovery. It isn't just a form of exercise but it is a way of rediscovering our own healing capacity and really improving our own self-regulation, self balancing and self improvement. It isn't just a method of awareness but it helps us get in touch with our ability to have more personal choice, creativity and control in our lives. It works with the living body or as the old greek word; Soma- the living body as experienced from within.
Somatics works with sensory motor amnesia of SMA. SMA is a faulty learning and programming in your nervous system that keeps keeps your muscles tighter then they need to be. It pulls you out of whack, shortens you, tightens you, puts more pressure on your spine, restricts the space in your joints, wastes your strength and energy, slowly strips away your life performance and makes you feel older prematurely.
Somatics helps you move better, feel better and look better. It helps you get to the root cause of your problems, it helps you get back in the driver’s seat of your recovery and growth so you can have more control, more tools and more capacity for healing and for enjoying. Whether you are recovering from an injury, wanting to discover what you are really passionate about, needing to find more calm in anxious life, or trying to maximize you performance in sports or life.
"If life means movement, and death means non-movement , then...more movement means more life and ...less movement means less life...A diminished capacity for movement is equivalent to diminished life." --Thomas Hanna
The simplest and most complete book written on Somatics by Dr. Thomas Hanna.