Hanna Somatic Education (also known as Clinical Somatics) is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain for the long term. It is a sensory motor training method that teaches you to reverse the root cause of most chronic muscle pain and gives you strategies to reduce muscle tension and pain in the future. In Hanna Somatics class, we teach you, through simple movements, how to relax the muscles that contribute to your pain.
Hanna Somatics is based on the life work of Thomas Hanna. He began as a Feldenkrais practitioner, and developed his own method of Somatic Education after studying neurology at the University of Miami Medical School. It was there that he did research into the muscular ways in which all humans respond to stress reflexes and how these full body reflexes can habituate at the level of the central nervous system, causing muscular pain that contributes to many common conditions.
Hanna Somatics Education goes to the root of most chronic muscular pain: the brain. To understand how to eliminate your pain, it is important to understand what causes it in the first place. Hanna Somatics is not a passive therapy - it is a practice.
Hanna Somatics movements retrains your brain and teaches you to be aware what your body adaptation and habits are by addressing Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA). SMA is the condition of chronically tight muscles that develops due to accidents, injuries, surgeries, and on-going stress. These muscles have learned to remain contracted because your brain and nervous system has taught them to. Because the brain controls the muscles, the brain must be involved in teaching them to relax, release and remember how to move again.
Hanna somatic movements is EDUCATION - clients are taught specific skills that improve one's ability to be self-sense, self-adjust and self-correct so they move, pain-free, with increased mobility, balance and coordination.
WEEKLY SOMATICS CLASS
Weekly Somatics classes is held on Tuesday 9:30am and Thursday at 6pm.
In this classes you will learn and build on your Hanna somatics movements that will serve you body. No prior experience in Somatics is necessary in the class. It is a great way to keep the somatics practice as a constant in your life. SIGN UP FOR CLASS.
HANNA SOMATICS INTRODUCTORY COURSE - Move into Freedom
In this course you will reacquaint yourself with muscles of your body that, when held unconsciously (something we all do), contribute to chronic pain patterns.
We usually assume that this is a NORMAL and INEVITABLE RESULT OF AGEING OR INJURY.
Often, we are also told this by well meaning ones. Worse - we often believe them and tell ourselves this is so.
Through gentle, pain-free movements based on Hanna Somatics, you will learn how to move your body with a deep sense of awareness, regaining freedom of movement, improving mobility, strength and coordination, improving posture - and eliminating pain.
Because of the progressive nature of the lessons, attendance at every class is encouraged. CHECK OUT WHEN THE NEXT COURSE IS ON.
Classes and courses are currently facilitated by Wai Ying THAM - Level 2 HSE coach and Clinical Hanna Somatic Educator -in-training. More about Wai Ying.