Clinical Somatics

Individuals of any age with complaints of pain, stiffness or tightness may benefit from a Clinical Somatics session. Somatics most effectively treats chronic musculoskeletal contraction that results from stress, trauma, and repetitive movement.

What is Clinical Somatics?

Clinical Somatics (also called Clinical Somatic Education) is a safe, gentle, and holistic approach to eliminate chronic muscle pain for the long term. It is unique in that it relies upon client participation to provide sensory feedback, not just to muscles and nerves, but to the brain. The objective of Somatics is to help build awareness of unconscious habitual movement patterns, and learn a simple but effective method for conquering dysfunctional movement habits with sensory-motor awareness. During a session, muscle and joint movements are broken down into their component parts and rebuilt into healthier movement patterns. Clients are taught safe, gentle movements that help lengthen and relax chronically tight muscles. Since the body is inherently a self-regulating system, Somatics allows people to reconnect to the wisdom of their own bodies.

Who can benefit from Clinical Somatic Education?

Individuals of any age with complaints of pain, stiffness or tightness may benefit from a Clinical Somatics session. Somatics most effectively treats chronic musculoskeletal contraction that results from stress, trauma, and repetitive movement. These conditions include:

  • back pain
  • repetitive stress disorders
  • TMJ
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • scoliosis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • chronic headaches
  • sciatica
  • knee, hip and shoulder pain
  • myofascial pain syndromes

Club Physio Plus Somatics Practitioner

Who pays for Clinical Somatics?

Some private insurance companies may have a health spending account that this may fall under.