What is Clinical Somatics and is it Right for Me?
Clinical Somatic Education, or clinical somatics, engages the nervous system using an active learning process to help relax muscles, ease pain and improve posture.
Clinical somatics VS. OTHER WELLNESS THERAPIES
Clinical somatics involves slow, focused and gentle movements known as neuromuscular retraining. A Clinical Somatic Educator uses sophisticated hands-on tools/techniques to teach clients to move and change their own neuromuscular system. Other hands-on therapies tend to do the work for the client through external hands-on manipulation and the receiver of the work is passive.
SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA EXPLAINED
Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) is a learned, adaptive response of the nervous system. People who have SMA hold some muscles contracted all the time; however, they are not aware they are doing that. SMA develops from a person’s response to stress, habituation, or trauma, (injury/surgery/sport or habit). Through somatic movement education, each of us has the ability to relieve this motor amnesia that creates much of our muscular pain, tightness, poor posture and can lead to other chronic health conditions.
CLINICAL SOMATICS VS. STRETCHING
If you want to recalibrate and get a daily stretch, that’s great; however, the muscles will only lengthen to where they are able to in that moment. If you really want to change the potential of your muscles over time, you need to work with the brain, which is the focus of Clinical Somatic Education.
Conditions and Benefits
Clinical Somatic Education works with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, syndromes and symptoms, including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive stress disorders, TMJ, tendonitis, bursitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, scoliosis, chronic headaches, sciatica, knee, hip, and shoulder pain, and myofascial pain syndromes.
Learn with Pam
If you want to move with ease and comfort for the rest of your life, the formula is simple: Get your brain involved and do somatics to set the stage for a healthy, active life.
The quickest way to change patterns that are causing pain, stiffness or discomfort is through Private Clinical Somatic Sessions. These sessions can improve sport performance, enhance relaxation and counter-act common physical limitations and/or aches caused by aging.
There is a learning path for everyone: private sessions, workshops, small custom group classes (in-home or office/workplace) and public group classes.
Aloha, I’m Pamela, a compassionate, open-hearted Clinical Somatic Educator and yoga therapist committed to sharing aloha and helping you thrive in health and life.
Serving as a guide and facilitator in Clinical Somatic Education, my mission is to gently help clients build confidence, renew sense of self and reclaim personal empowerment by learning to move with more ease.
There is no 'one formula’ that works for all. Lets find a way to support your unique journey in finding a lifestyle that feels more energized and less stressed.