Clinical Sessions

I have now begun a three year training programme to become a fully qualified Clinical Somatics Educator in the style of Thomas Hanna.

What does this mean?
Well, it means that I  can now work individually with people in a more hands on approach to Somatics and with a much greater depth of knowledge about the techniques that Somatics provides.  Clinical Somatics tends to achieve much faster and more effective results than just the exercises and they can sometimes be quite dramatic.

Would you like a Clinical Session.
As part of my training I need to work with people to develop my skills on a one to one basis.   I am currently offering new clients sessions at a reduced rate of £30.  A session lasts around an hour.

I am now able to work on all three somatic reflexes, Green Light, Red Light and Trauma.

If you are interested in a session or need more information call me on 07779 802896 or use the contact form to email me.

Practice Makes Perfect

When you learn a new movement the first attempts  are usually an approximation of the complete movement.  As you practice it more you will gradually hone this until you can do it easily and without forcing movements.

Remember also that to get the benefit from Somatics you need to practice regularly, at least daily.  Try to make it a part of your daily routine, either when you get up in the morning which sets your muscles for the day ahead, or just before you go to bed which helps the brain to remember the relaxed muscle state.  Even better if you have time is to do it twice a day which speeds up results.

Less is More


One thing to remember is not to work too hard when doing Somatics exercises.  I know that is really difficult for many of us who have been brought up to think that there is no gain without pain, and that extra stretch will bring more results.  But with Somatics the opposite is true.

The extra effort can send already tight muscles into spasm. So take it easy; work at 50% less effort.  If you are straining or shaking when you do the movements you are working too hard. Its often a good idea to gradually decrease the effort during a movement and really focus on the feelings and muscle release to complete rest.  And do remember to pause and relax fully between repetitions.

Tight Calves

Do you suffer from tight calves that do not respond to traditional stretches.  If so you may find this video a useful alternative. 

It uses Somatics Education and Pandiculation to gently and slowly restore the muscle length to tight calves.  Watch the videos from Lawrence Gold and give it a go.  You may be pleasantly suprised with the results.

Introduction video
The Exercises video