Clinical Somatics is a therapy that focuses on the body-mind connection. It is a form of neuromuscular therapy that re-patterns the brain, from learnt behaviours, by gently regaining awareness of the central nervous system, through slow mindful movements.
The term somatic was coined by Thomas Hanna in 1976. He was a philosophy professor and movement theorist. He called his work Hanna Somatics. He believed that most dis-ease of the body was due to what he called Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA).
SMA is a condition of chronically-tight muscles, that have learnt to stay contracted, due to repetitive strain, bad habits, physical stress such as injuries and emotional stress.
There is a certain amount of client participation involved in treatments, involving slow mindful movements. Clients will be fully dressed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Sports Massage: Pre/Post Event
Sports injuries are common, particularly in contact sport. Afterall bruising and strains are part of the game. Amatsu and Orthopedic massage can help injuries occurred in sport heel faster and reduce reinjuring by making sure all elements of the musculoskeletal system are working in unison.
In a treatment, I will look at the body as a whole, trying to identify the cause, as well as dealing with the symptom. For example in reoccurring hamstring injuries there may be an imbalance in the pelvis. Working on the hamstrings may reduce tension in the short term but will not deal with the issue and injury.
While if pain occurs suddenly after a simple movement, as bending or stretching, there would most likely to be other imbalances or strains within the body.
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