Online Somatic Movement Sessions
Online Somatic Movement Sessions are the most effective way to reduce your chronic muscle tension, stiffness and pain when in person sessions are not possible
Whether your stiffness/pain came on gradually, following an injury or you feel it has more to do with ongoing stress, it can leave you feeling exhausted and frustrated.
What can be especially worrying is when you find yourself struggling or having to give up things you enjoy (walking, gardening) or have always taken for granted (like bending down to tie your shoelaces).
And so far everything you’ve tried to help (perhaps it’s been phsyiotherapy, massage, chiropractic) only seems to bring short term relief. Why is that?
In these sessions you’ll learn:
How Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) is the root cause of tight muscles and the real reason why you can no longer voluntarily relax them
How your own SMA developed through a process called habituation – due to the way we respond to accidents, injuries, surgeries, major illnesses, daily habits and emotional/psychological stress
All humans respond to stress within three specific reflexes that create full body patterns of muscular contraction (known as The Green Light Reflex, The Red Light Reflex and The Trauma Reflex. These sessions will help you discover which one or more reflexes you have habituated to
Retrain Your Brain
When you learn to engage your brain in a way that it can actively release the tension, you’ll be able to relax and lengthen your OWN muscles without force. Creating a renewed sense of suppleness, freedom and ability to move with ease.
You’ll learn to do this through a process called Pandiculation. The key is simple, natural and pleasureable movements explored slowly and gently so that your brain can become aware of the internal sensations within your body.
The three unique components of Pandiculation:
a voluntary contraction of the muscles slightly tighter than they already are (so your brain can consciously sense the muscle contraction)
followed by a slow, lengthening release
before a complete relaxation
This is similar to what your cat or dog does when it gets up from a rest and it has a yawn like quality to it. Pandiculation – it’s the most effective way to release tight muscles at the level of the brain.
How Online Somatic Movement Sessions Work
Each session begins with a detailed assessment to best determine which stress reflexes you have habituated to. As it’s only possible to release one stress reflex at a time, a number of sessions is recommended.
You will then be guided through a Somatic Movement lesson to help you release muscle tension from your contractive pattern. All movements are gentle, slow and within your comfort range. As you regain sensory motor control of your muscles, they’ll become more relaxed, supple and able to move more freely.
At the conclusion of each session, you’ll learn specific Somatic Movements to practice at home tailored to your needs. It’s the daily 15 minute Somatics routine that will enable you to maintain and build on the improvement you experience in each session.
Email support from me should you have any questions or queries prior to your next session
These daily, enjoyable movements are the key to long term relief of muscle tension, stiffness and pain throughout your entire life.
The Benefits Include
Release muscle tension, stiffness and pain in your neck, jaw, shoulders, back, pelvis, hips, knees, hands and feet
Improve your posture and breathing naturally
Manage stress and feel more relaxed and at ease
Improve your sleep
More supple with greater freedom of movement
improved balance and co-ordination
Frequently Asked Questions
ONLINE SOMATIC MOVEMENT SESSIONS TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM
Zoom is easy to use – once you’ve booked your session, I’ll send you a link and password so that you can access the session at the agreed time. Just make sure you have enough floor space to move in and a yoga mat (or firm rug/carpet) to lie down on.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
It is recommended that you have 5 sessions to gain the most benefit. However some issues such as scoliosis or trauma may require more.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please wear comfortable, loose or stretchy clothing you can move in i.e. no jeans, skirts or dresses please.
Inital Assessment costs £70 – 90 Minutes
Follow On Sessions cost £50 – 75 Minutes
Five Session Package costs £240
BOOK YOUR PRIVATE SESSION
Please contact me if you would like to book a session/package or if you have any questions you’d like to ask
Book A Free 30 Minute Consultation
If you’re not sure if 1-1 sessions are the best way forward for you then please get in touch for a FREE no obligation 30 minute phone/zoom consultation. We’ll have a conversation about what you’re wanting help with and you’ll get a chance to ask any questions you’d like clarified.