A soma is a self-sensing, self-regulating, self-correcting, self-moving individual. Therefore, Somatics is the study of the living body from the “inside-out”. You can feel yourself move. “If you can feel it, you can change it.” The practice of Somatics is to use the ability to feel or to be “aware” of your muscles contracting and the bones moving relative to each other.
A somatic practice is neuromuscular-reeducation. The connection between a group of muscles and the brain that results in a specific movement can become crossed or unconnected. This can happen as a learnt adaptation in response to things that are happen around you daily. The original movement can be re-learnt by identifying the dysfunctional adaptation. A Clinical Somatic Educator helps to identify the dysfunctional adaptation and to re-learn the innate movement.
Clinical Somatic Education may be beneficial for people with various condition including but limited to:
- Migraine and Headaches
- Chronic Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous Sytem Disorders
- Back Pain
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Peripheral Joint Pain