In Pain? Tired and Depressed? 

You're in the right place.

Learn what's here and 

use it to feel good, again.

In Pain? Tired and Depressed? 

You're in the right place.

Learn what's here and 

use it to feel good, again.

1. "Muscle/movement-memory" runs the show. It's the basis of muscular control. Stretching temporarily disrupts muscle/movement memory but doesn't correct it. Stretching doesn't put you together; it takes you apart. To put yourself together, develop the muscle memory of good movement; it's more direct -- and it lasts. There are faster and slower, easier and more difficult ways to retrain muscle/movement memory.

2.  Tension causes pain. Stretching is different from relaxation; relaxation occurs from within -- when muscle/movement memory permits it. Tension returns soon after stretching. Retrain muscle/movement memory and relaxation lasts. Pain stays gone.

1. "Muscle/movement-memory" runs the show. It's the basis of muscular control. Stretching temporarily disrupts muscle/movement memory but doesn't correct it. Stretching doesn't put you together; it takes you apart. To put yourself together, develop the muscle memory of good movement; it's more direct -- and it lasts. There are faster and slower, easier and more difficult ways to retrain muscle/movement memory.

2.  Tension causes pain. Stretching is different from relaxation; relaxation occurs from within -- when muscle/movement memory permits it. Tension returns soon after stretching. Retrain muscle/movement memory and relaxation lasts. Pain stays gone.

The Fastest Way Out of Pain

The Fastest Way Out of Pain

Personal Attention Mentoring

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Personal Attention Mentoring

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a L.E.A.R.N. Advantage Approach

a L.E.A.R.N. Advantage Approach

Since you're searching on-line for information about pain relief, I'm assuming that you've had unsuccessful therapy.

Since you're searching on-line for information about pain relief, I'm assuming that you've had unsuccessful therapy.

It's more likely that the therapeutic approaches, themselves, fell short -- quite apart from the proficiency of your practitioners -- because they are working on the wrong thing: muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments -- instead of the central cause of the pain: brain conditioning (which I explain clearly, below).

This site presents an approach, Clinical Somatic Education (Hanna Somatic Education®), that is completely different from nearly all forms of therapy -- Eastern or Western, allopathic or "complementary/alternative", so its results are different and tangibly better -- faster, more complete, lasting -- and guaranteed.

Healthy functioning typically returns completely and durably, permitting safe return to a full range of activities.

For now, let me clarify: The kind of pain this approach works with is pain associated with movement and position -- usually from injuries, sometimes from stress, alone -- not from cancer, an autoimmune or genetic disorder, or a disease entity. I'll explain in detail, shortly.

Your education begins, now.

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

The term, "education", may imply to you something mental or psychological and slowly-acting.

The reverse is true. While Clinical Somatic Education involves learning, it's the kind of learning that occurred when you learned to walk, to ride a bicycle, to play a sport -- movement learning -- and along with that, the ability to sense and control movement, position, and muscular tension accurately. Clinical Somatic Education works far faster than ordinary movement-learning and produces far more complete and lasting results than therapy.

It's more likely that the therapeutic approaches, themselves, fell short -- quite apart from the proficiency of your practitioners -- because they are working on the wrong thing: muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments -- instead of the central cause of the pain: brain conditioning (which I explain clearly, below).

This site presents an approach, Clinical Somatic Education (Hanna Somatic Education®), that is completely different from nearly all forms of therapy -- Eastern or Western, allopathic or "complementary/alternative", so its results are different and tangibly better -- faster, more complete, lasting -- and guaranteed.

Healthy functioning typically returns completely and durably, permitting safe return to a full range of activities.

For now, let me clarify: The kind of pain this approach works with is pain associated with movement and position -- usually from injuries, sometimes from stress, alone -- not from cancer, an autoimmune or genetic disorder, or a disease entity. I'll explain in detail, shortly.

Your education begins, now.

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

The term, "education", may imply to you something mental or psychological and slowly-acting.

The reverse is true. While Clinical Somatic Education involves learning, it's the kind of learning that occurred when you learned to walk, to ride a bicycle, to play a sport -- movement learning -- and along with that, the ability to sense and control movement, position, and muscular tension accurately. Clinical Somatic Education works far faster than ordinary movement-learning and produces far more complete and lasting results than therapy.

It's more likely that the therapeutic approaches, themselves, fell short -- quite apart from the proficiency of your practitioners -- because they are working on the wrong thing: muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments -- instead of the central cause of the pain: brain conditioning (which I explain clearly, below).

This site presents an approach, Clinical Somatic Education (Hanna Somatic Education®), that is completely different from nearly all forms of therapy -- Eastern or Western, allopathic or "complementary/alternative", so its results are different and tangibly better -- faster, more complete, lasting -- and guaranteed.

Healthy functioning typically returns completely and durably, permitting safe return to a full range of activities.

For now, let me clarify: The kind of pain this approach works with is pain associated with movement and position -- usually from injuries, sometimes from stress, alone -- not from cancer, an autoimmune or genetic disorder, or a disease entity. I'll explain in detail, shortly.

Your education begins, now.

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

The term, "education", may imply to you something mental or psychological and slowly-acting.

The reverse is true. While Clinical Somatic Education involves learning, it's the kind of learning that occurred when you learned to walk, to ride a bicycle, to play a sport -- movement learning -- and along with that, the ability to sense and control movement, position, and muscular tension accurately. Clinical Somatic Education works far faster than ordinary movement-learning and produces far more complete and lasting results than therapy.

It's more likely that the therapeutic approaches, themselves, fell short -- quite apart from the proficiency of your practitioners -- because they are working on the wrong thing: muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments -- instead of the central cause of the pain: brain conditioning (which I explain clearly, below).

This site presents an approach, Clinical Somatic Education (Hanna Somatic Education®), that is completely different from nearly all forms of therapy -- Eastern or Western, allopathic or "complementary/alternative", so its results are different and tangibly better -- faster, more complete, lasting -- and guaranteed.

Healthy functioning typically returns completely and durably, permitting safe return to a full range of activities.

For now, let me clarify: The kind of pain this approach works with is pain associated with movement and position -- usually from injuries, sometimes from stress, alone -- not from cancer, an autoimmune or genetic disorder, or a disease entity. I'll explain in detail, shortly.

Your education begins, now.

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

The term, "education", may imply to you something mental or psychological and slowly-acting.

The reverse is true. While Clinical Somatic Education involves learning, it's the kind of learning that occurred when you learned to walk, to ride a bicycle, to play a sport -- movement learning -- and along with that, the ability to sense and control movement, position, and muscular tension accurately. Clinical Somatic Education works far faster than ordinary movement-learning and produces far more complete and lasting results than therapy.

Adhesive Capsulitis

Arthritis: see Osteoarthritis

Back Pain

Balance problems

Bursitis - See Pain, Chronic

Constipation, chronic

Dislocations, frequent: 

  see Hypermobility, below

Displaced Patella

Dizziness

Foot Pain/Tired Feet

Frequent Urination

Frozen Shoulder

Hamstrings, tight

Headaches

  • migraines
  • tension headaches
  • sinus headaches

Hip Pain

Hypermobility

Groin Pain

Adhesive Capsulitis

Arthritis: see Osteoarthritis

Back Pain

Balance problems

Bursitis - See Pain, Chronic

Constipation, chronic

Dislocations, frequent: 

  see Hypermobility, below

Displaced Patella

Dizziness

Foot Pain/Tired Feet

Frequent Urination

Frozen Shoulder

Hamstrings, tight

Headaches

  • migraines
  • tension headaches
  • sinus headaches

Hip Pain

Hypermobility

Groin Pain

Therapy generally involves external manipulation of joints and soft tissues (e.g., muscles) by strengthening, stretching, drugs, "energy work", electrical stimulation, ultrasound, or surgery. That approach is akin to looking for the problem in your computer's hardware, when it's a software problem.

The software is your brain's movement memory (commonly mis-named, "muscle memory"), which includes the sensations of movement and position. It's movement memory that gets altered with injury and long-term stress. Muscles tighten. Joints get compressed. Nerves get pinched. Pain and/or numbness associated with movements and positions results. While it's not "in your head", it is in your brain.

Clinical Somatic Education reverses these effects. More, below.

Therapy generally involves external manipulation of joints and soft tissues (e.g., muscles) by strengthening, stretching, drugs, "energy work", electrical stimulation, ultrasound, or surgery. That approach is akin to looking for the problem in your computer's hardware, when it's a software problem.

The software is your brain's movement memory (commonly mis-named, "muscle memory"), which includes the sensations of movement and position. It's movement memory that gets altered with injury and long-term stress. Muscles tighten. Joints get compressed. Nerves get pinched. Pain and/or numbness associated with movements and positions results. While it's not "in your head", it is in your brain.

Clinical Somatic Education reverses these effects. More, below.

HISTORY and APPLICATIONS

Developing for more than a century by researchers into mind-brain-body development (F.M. ALEXANDER (movement educator), M. FELDENKRAIS (somatic educator), H. SELYE (stress researcher), A.F. FRAZIER (development researcher), T. HANNA (somatic educator), and others Somatic education relieves the pain and restores the mobility lost from trauma, repetitive motion, and stress. Using the brain's capacity for neurological learning ("brain plasticity"), the field of somatics has achieved breakthroughs in human development, pain management, movement rehab, athletic training and sports medicine.

HISTORY and APPLICATIONS

Developing for more than a century by researchers into mind-brain-body development (F.M. ALEXANDER (movement educator), M. FELDENKRAIS (somatic educator), H. SELYE (stress researcher), A.F. FRAZIER (development researcher), T. HANNA (somatic educator), and others Somatic education relieves the pain and restores the mobility lost from trauma, repetitive motion, and stress. Using the brain's capacity for neurological learning ("brain plasticity"), the field of somatics has achieved breakthroughs in human development, pain management, movement rehab, athletic training and sports medicine.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS ALTERED

In the pain of injury, we cringe automatically to pull the injured place out of danger. A memory automatically forms of the injury and of the cringe reaction. A tension habit develops suddenly and symptoms develop that may persist for decades and commonly do -- or they may emerge years later. Tension habits are "bugs" in your movement and sensing brain-software. They cause the symptoms.

That's how people's movement changes and chronic pain appears.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS CORRECTED

Every one of us does a movement action that makes us feel more comfortable: yawn and stretch. Clinical Somatic Education has developed the yawning action into a technique that rapidly stops the cringe-reaction of injury, causes muscles to relax, joints to decompress, nerves to come free. In place of stretching, we use an action called, "pandiculation".

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS ALTERED

In the pain of injury, we cringe automatically to pull the injured place out of danger. A memory automatically forms of the injury and of the cringe reaction. A tension habit develops suddenly and symptoms develop that may persist for decades and commonly do -- or they may emerge years later. Tension habits are "bugs" in your movement and sensing brain-software. They cause the symptoms.

That's how people's movement changes and chronic pain appears.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS CORRECTED

Every one of us does a movement action that makes us feel more comfortable: yawn and stretch. Clinical Somatic Education has developed the yawning action into a technique that rapidly stops the cringe-reaction of injury, causes muscles to relax, joints to decompress, nerves to come free. In place of stretching, we use an action called, "pandiculation".

What to Expect

Here's what you should expect from clinical somatic education:

  • to get you into the fast-lane to long-term relief from pain
  • to resume progress healing injuries labelled, "chronic" or "permanent and stationary"
  • eliminate trigger points and the need for pain meds, muscle relaxants, stretching, or massage therapy
  • to improve balance, mobility and physical comfort even in the aged
  • to restore energy taxed away by pain
  • to enable you to come back to your life, again, whole

What to Expect

Here's what you should expect from clinical somatic education:

  • to get you into the fast-lane to long-term relief from pain
  • to resume progress healing injuries labelled, "chronic" or "permanent and stationary"
  • eliminate trigger points and the need for pain meds, muscle relaxants, stretching, or massage therapy
  • to improve balance, mobility and physical comfort even in the aged
  • to restore energy taxed away by pain
  • to enable you to come back to your life, again, whole

The Basic Difference Between Pain Management and Clinical Somatic Education

Pain Management is a branch of Anaesthesiology. Its approach is to suppress symptoms instead of correcting their cause.

Pain is not to be suppressed; its cause is to be removed. Clinical somatic education removes the physical cause. It's a completely different approach.

The Basic Difference Between Pain Management and Clinical Somatic Education

Pain Management is a branch of Anaesthesiology. Its approach is to suppress symptoms instead of correcting their cause.

Pain is not to be suppressed; its cause is to be removed. Clinical somatic education removes the physical cause. It's a completely different approach.

INJURY and STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS HELPED

INJURY and STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS HELPED

Clinical somatic education is a "high-touch/low-tech", breakthrough in pain relief. That means it works better -- faster, more comfortably, more reliably, and with more lasting results -- than treatments done to you.

You may look at it as a guided self-reprogramming of your muscular control that frees you from the residual grip of injury. Muscles relax and comfort returns -- usually to a better-than-pre-injury condition. It's so reliable that I guarantee results.

Clinical somatic education is a "high-touch/low-tech", breakthrough in pain relief. That means it works better -- faster, more comfortably, more reliably, and with more lasting results -- than treatments done to you.

You may look at it as a guided self-reprogramming of your muscular control that frees you from the residual grip of injury. Muscles relax and comfort returns -- usually to a better-than-pre-injury condition. It's so reliable that I guarantee results.

HOW IS CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION DIFFERENT and WHO CAN BENEFIT?

HOW IS CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION DIFFERENT and WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Clinical somatic education is for people ready to participate actively in their own healing, ready to learn -- who have lost faith in, or patience with, the medical system and are taking matters into their own hands -- and for health care practitioners looking for something more than the standard modalities, to help their patients.

There exists a well-defined process in which you, as a client, actively participate, with tangible, obvious (i.e., blatant), cumulative improvements accumulating at each step, until you're done. 

This process involves (1) identifying patterns of ongoing muscular tension directly resulting from injury, (2) deliberately tightening and relaxing those muscles in their injury pattern using a technique called, pandiculation, to recover muscular control, and (3) using patterned movement exercises to replace the painful tension patterns with pain-free, healthy movement patterns.

Typically, five-to-ten clinical sessions are needed, about once weekly. If you're working with a self-relief (somatic education exercise) program, results come more gradually, but distinctly.

If you've been getting treatment for pain for a long time and aren't getting better, aren't getting better fast enough, or if different doctors have given different diagnoses and you've "tried everything" without satisfactory improvement; if you fear that you may have to live that way for the rest of your life, clinical somatic education is probably for you.

Clinical somatic education is for people ready to participate actively in their own healing, ready to learn -- who have lost faith in, or patience with, the medical system and are taking matters into their own hands -- and for health care practitioners looking for something more than the standard modalities, to help their patients.

There exists a well-defined process in which you, as a client, actively participate, with tangible, obvious (i.e., blatant), cumulative improvements accumulating at each step, until you're done. 

This process involves (1) identifying patterns of ongoing muscular tension directly resulting from injury, (2) deliberately tightening and relaxing those muscles in their injury pattern using a technique called, pandiculation, to recover muscular control, and (3) using patterned movement exercises to replace the painful tension patterns with pain-free, healthy movement patterns.

Typically, five-to-ten clinical sessions are needed, about once weekly. If you're working with a self-relief (somatic education exercise) program, results come more gradually, but distinctly.

If you've been getting treatment for pain for a long time and aren't getting better, aren't getting better fast enough, or if different doctors have given different diagnoses and you've "tried everything" without satisfactory improvement; if you fear that you may have to live that way for the rest of your life, clinical somatic education is probably for you.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it,

nor in traditions because they are old and have been handed down from generation to generation and in many locations,

nor in rumor because it has been spoken by many,

nor in writings by sages because sages wrote them,

nor in ones own fancies, thinking that it is such an extraordinary thought, it must have been inspired by God or a higher power,

nor in inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption made by us,

nor in what seems to be of necessity by analogy,

nor in anything merely because it is based on the authority of our teachers, masters, and elders.

However, after thorough investigation, observation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.

~~ Gautama Siddhartha Shakyamuni

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it,

nor in traditions because they are old and have been handed down from generation to generation and in many locations,

nor in rumor because it has been spoken by many,

nor in writings by sages because sages wrote them,

nor in ones own fancies, thinking that it is such an extraordinary thought, it must have been inspired by God or a higher power,

nor in inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption made by us,

nor in what seems to be of necessity by analogy,

nor in anything merely because it is based on the authority of our teachers, masters, and elders.

However, after thorough investigation, observation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it.

~~ Gautama Siddhartha Shakyamuni

Injuries and Pain Reflexes | to articles

Injuries and Pain Reflexes | to articles

Injuries, shocks, and pain trigger changes to postural reflexes that rob us of muscular control and cause pain and stiffness to linger long after the injury has healed; we tighten up; we lose the ability to relax tight muscles and to move freely in certain ways.

People commonly confuse the resulting pain with the pain of the original injury, but it's from the aftermath of injury: changes of muscular activity (habituated cringe response).

Without retraining, people commonly stay that way indefinitely.  You know: "He was never the same, after that." Many people have had that experience; just watch how people move in public places and notice how many people stand and move in ungainly ways often mistaken for the effects of ageing.

What's been lacking in most therapeutic approaches is a way to handle the habituated cringe response and the muscle tension and pain they cause. Their best offering is stretching.

Injuries, shocks, and pain trigger changes to postural reflexes that rob us of muscular control and cause pain and stiffness to linger long after the injury has healed; we tighten up; we lose the ability to relax tight muscles and to move freely in certain ways.

People commonly confuse the resulting pain with the pain of the original injury, but it's from the aftermath of injury: changes of muscular activity (habituated cringe response).

Without retraining, people commonly stay that way indefinitely.  You know: "He was never the same, after that." Many people have had that experience; just watch how people move in public places and notice how many people stand and move in ungainly ways often mistaken for the effects of ageing.

What's been lacking in most therapeutic approaches is a way to handle the habituated cringe response and the muscle tension and pain they cause. Their best offering is stretching.

Rapid, reliable, and enduring pain relief with full recovery of function is the promise made good, here.

Many people who have unsuccessfully undergone physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and various forms of bodywork, osteopathy, neurosurgery, et al., have found clinical somatic education to be a successful last resort with relief of pain and recovery of free movement for more than nine out of ten people.

Even if you've had a problem for a long time, time is not a factor. You can have your life back -- in recreation and athletics, at work, at home and in the bedroom -- in short, in any situation where you need free and easy movement to exercise, lift and carry a heavy box, get into a car, sleep comfortably, or move comfortably from position to position.

Rapid, reliable, and enduring pain relief with full recovery of function is the promise made good, here.

Many people who have unsuccessfully undergone physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and various forms of bodywork, osteopathy, neurosurgery, et al., have found clinical somatic education to be a successful last resort with relief of pain and recovery of free movement for more than nine out of ten people.

Even if you've had a problem for a long time, time is not a factor. You can have your life back -- in recreation and athletics, at work, at home and in the bedroom -- in short, in any situation where you need free and easy movement to exercise, lift and carry a heavy box, get into a car, sleep comfortably, or move comfortably from position to position.

The Resultmore description

The key to recovery is your recapturing control of muscles tightened by reflexes triggered by injury or nervous tension. The tension eases, pain fades, and you feel immediate changes in your ease of movement. You feel different -- and more like yourself -- or (more often) end up better than you were, before injury. You gain your independence from therapy, therapists -- and from the clinical somatic educator you've worked with!

The Resultmore description

The key to recovery is your recapturing control of muscles tightened by reflexes triggered by injury or nervous tension. The tension eases, pain fades, and you feel immediate changes in your ease of movement. You feel different -- and more like yourself -- or (more often) end up better than you were, before injury. You gain your independence from therapy, therapists -- and from the clinical somatic educator you've worked with!

The Proof of The Pudding 

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

"Somatic" (from the ancient Greek word, "soma": "the whole living, aware, bodily person") means, "pertaining to the body experienced and controlled from within." "Education" means "the developing of your natural faculties." The improvements come from the inside, out.

  • An Easy "Read" -- How Somatic Education Simplifies Complicated Conditions
  • Click for "YOUR STORY, MY STORY, EVERYONE'S STORY" -- HOW and WHY people in pain get stuck in therapy -- it's commonly the same error of therapeutic approach.

The Proof of The Pudding 

CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION

"Somatic" (from the ancient Greek word, "soma": "the whole living, aware, bodily person") means, "pertaining to the body experienced and controlled from within." "Education" means "the developing of your natural faculties." The improvements come from the inside, out.

  • An Easy "Read" -- How Somatic Education Simplifies Complicated Conditions
  • Click for "YOUR STORY, MY STORY, EVERYONE'S STORY" -- HOW and WHY people in pain get stuck in therapy -- it's commonly the same error of therapeutic approach.

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You may have concluded that, because therapy didn't work, for you, that your problem is especially difficult. Unlikely.

You may have concluded that, because therapy didn't work, for you, that your problem is especially difficult. Unlikely.

In Pain? Tired and Depressed? 

You're in the right place.

Learn what's here and 

use it to feel good, again.

In Pain? Tired and Depressed? 

You're in the right place.

Learn what's here and 

use it to feel good, again.

Since you're searching on-line for information about pain relief, I'm assuming that you've had unsuccessful therapy.

Since you're searching on-line for information about pain relief, I'm assuming that you've had unsuccessful therapy.

You may have concluded that because therapy didn't work, for you, that your problem is especially difficult. Unlikely.

You may have concluded that because therapy didn't work, for you, that your problem is especially difficult. Unlikely.

INJURY and STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS HELPED

INJURY and STRESS-RELATED CONDITIONS HELPED

Therapy generally involves external manipulation of joints and soft tissues (e.g., muscles) by strengthening, stretching, drugs, "energy work", electrical stimulation, ultrasound, or surgery. That approach is akin to looking for the problem in your computer's hardware, when it's a software problem. 

The software is your brain's movement memory (commonly mis-named, "muscle memory"), which includes the sensations of movement and position. It's movement memory that gets altered with injury and long-term stress. Muscles tighten. Joints get compressed. Nerves get pinched. Pain and/or numbness associated with movements and positions results. While it's not "in your head", it is in your brain.

Clinical Somatic Education reverses these effects. More, below.

Therapy generally involves external manipulation of joints and soft tissues (e.g., muscles) by strengthening, stretching, drugs, "energy work", electrical stimulation, ultrasound, or surgery. That approach is akin to looking for the problem in your computer's hardware, when it's a software problem. 

The software is your brain's movement memory (commonly mis-named, "muscle memory"), which includes the sensations of movement and position. It's movement memory that gets altered with injury and long-term stress. Muscles tighten. Joints get compressed. Nerves get pinched. Pain and/or numbness associated with movements and positions results. While it's not "in your head", it is in your brain.

Clinical Somatic Education reverses these effects. More, below.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS ALTERED

In the pain of injury, we cringe automatically to pull the injured place out of danger. A memory automatically forms of the injury and of the cringe reaction. A tension habit develops suddenly and symptoms develop that may persist for decades and commonly do -- or they may emerge years later. Tension habits are "bugs" in your movement and sensing brain-software. They cause the symptoms.

That's how people's movement changes and chronic pain appears.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS CORRECTED

Every one of us does a movement action that makes us feel more comfortable: yawn and stretch. Clinical Somatic Education has developed the yawning action into a technique that rapidly stops the cringe-reaction of injury, causes muscles to relax, joints to decompress, nerves to come free. In place of stretching, we use an action called, "pandiculation".

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS ALTERED

In the pain of injury, we cringe automatically to pull the injured place out of danger. A memory automatically forms of the injury and of the cringe reaction. A tension habit develops suddenly and symptoms develop that may persist for decades and commonly do -- or they may emerge years later. Tension habits are "bugs" in your movement and sensing brain-software. They cause the symptoms.

That's how people's movement changes and chronic pain appears.

HOW MOVEMENT MEMORY GETS CORRECTED

Every one of us does a movement action that makes us feel more comfortable: yawn and stretch. Clinical Somatic Education has developed the yawning action into a technique that rapidly stops the cringe-reaction of injury, causes muscles to relax, joints to decompress, nerves to come free. In place of stretching, we use an action called, "pandiculation".

HOW IS CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION DIFFERENT and WHO CAN BENEFIT?

HOW IS CLINICAL SOMATIC EDUCATION DIFFERENT and WHO CAN BENEFIT?

The Resultmore description

The key to recovery is your recapturing control of muscles tightened by reflexes triggered by injury or nervous tension. The tension eases, pain fades, and you feel immediate changes in your ease of movement. You feel different -- and more like yourself -- or (more often) end up better than you were, before injury. You gain your independence from therapy, therapists -- and from the clinical somatic educator you've worked with!

The Resultmore description

The key to recovery is your recapturing control of muscles tightened by reflexes triggered by injury or nervous tension. The tension eases, pain fades, and you feel immediate changes in your ease of movement. You feel different -- and more like yourself -- or (more often) end up better than you were, before injury. You gain your independence from therapy, therapists -- and from the clinical somatic educator you've worked with!