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Embodied Practices for Wellbeing, Resiliance,

and Optimal Aging

Somatic Integration

Somatic Integration is the process of learning slow and gentle exercises, which eventually become familiar and can be integrated into your daily routine.    

 

A somatic movement, generally speaking, is one which is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement.  The specific movements within a session of Somatic Integration are designed to bring structural awareness,mobility and integrity, to your system.

Due to its generic definition, the term somatic can be used to describe a variety of forms of movement and healing modalities. You may have heard of somatic yoga, somatic experiencing, somatic psychology, somatic therapy, or somatic dance therapy. 

Many people find somatic integration movement methods to be highly effective in relieving chronic pain, improving bodily function, and recovering from common musculoskeletal conditions.

 

How exactly does somatic movement work?
In order to be most effective, a somatic movement should be performed as slowly as possible. The human nervous system, which controls our posture and movement, must learn new things very slowly. With practice, we are able to gradually speed up and perform movements more quickly while still maintaining form and control. When we do movements quickly, we are not learning anything new—we are simply reinforcing existing learned patterns.

 

Often we are not even conscious of our own patterns that reinforce less then optimal movement patterns, and having the outside practitioner role, guiding and supporting your unwinding process can be most beneficial

 

Somatic Integration uses both hands-on movements,  and self-care movements.   The role of a somatic educator is to empower people to take care of themselves by teaching them the tools they need to stay out of pain and continue to improve their posture, movement, and function throughout their lives.

 

A somatic educator will be able to gently suggest to your body, via verbal or hands on support, other possibilities of movement which your body has forgotten it knows, and in this way help to unwind, and release patterns of tension.

Each session is individually tailored for your needs, abilities and goals.  Getting you out of pain is a priority and then learning together exercises which will support your posture to help maintain wellbeing.  

The treatment is received on a simple mat on the floor.  You are clothed ideally in lose, warm clothing. 

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Effective, Safe, and Holistic Wellbeing Support

Myofascial Manual Therapy

Myofascial Manual Therapy, works with an awareness of the myofascial System (muscles and fascia) and clear anatomical alignment of Bones and Joints.

 

Fluid and Bones MMT draws on the Traditional Energetic based systems of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage and the Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy.  Integration of the prime aspects of these modalities, create a safe, awake and caring healing environment. This is movement based therapy with a reputation of effectively dealing with issues of the musculo-skeletal , digestive and nervous system.

 

Manual therapy isn’t limited to a specific part of your body. Overall, that means that any joint or muscle can actively be treated by manual therapy, and then reintegrated with greater coordination into the whole.

Each session is individually tailored for your needs, abilities and goals.  Getting you out of pain is a priority and then learning together exercises which will support your posture to help maintain wellbeing.  

The treatment is received on a simple mat on the floor.  You are clothed ideally in lose, warm clothing. 

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Gentle and Profound

Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy

Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy is an extremely gentle yet profound healing practice. Sessions are performed on a Therapy table like a massage table, with light touch often to the feet, sacrum, shoulders or head. BCST can help with many conditions and common improvements in wellness include greater ease and flow in muscular skeletal system improved coping for chronic anxiety and stress improved sleeping patterns overall sense of improvement in health and wellbeing

 

 

I am currently training in this modality and looking for healthy individuals who would like to experience this treatment in exchange for feedback and active participation in the process.