Saturday, May 21, 2016

Somatics for Urinary Stress incontinence

Here's a quick testimonial from one of my clients who has been dealing with urinary stress incontinence for years. She really wanted to share it with you because she knows there are so many women (and men too) who suffer with this condition. So, let's hear from her...

"Okay - so I know we’re all unique but I have been dealing with my own form of persistent stress urinary incontinence for many years. I’m not particularly over weight, I’ve not given birth, but I have had abdominal surgery and I’m in my early 60’s. Over the years I’ve tried many things to make it stop, like acupuncture, physical therapy and I’ve even taken classes on the subject. But nothing has worked UNTIL I discovered Hanna Somatics with Kristin Jackson. We did one session of the Red Light (startle reflex) protocol, and I noticed an immediate improvement. Two weeks passed and it held nicely. I decided to come back for one more lesson of the same, to keep my brain working in the same way. Now almost 4 weeks after my first session, I’m still feeling confident and I stay dry all day. My problem was an almost imperceptible tiny drip. It could get worse with exertion, but I could never tell exactly when it would happen or why. Now I walk around and do all my normal activities without that anxiety. So, if you think your pelvis could use a tune up - give Kristin’s Think Somatics a try. If it works for you like it has for me you won’t regret one minute of your time and effort!"

Take care, A Native Portlander 

Now you may be wondering, what exactly is a Somatic Hands-on Lesson?!

During hands-on sessions you are fully clothed and on a table wider and firmer than a massage table. By placing my hands on particular areas of your body while you do certain movements your sensory-motor cortex (the part of your brain involved in movement) sense your muscles with more awareness. Hands-on sessions generally provide quick results within just a few sessions. The client is also taught self-care moves they can do at home to maintain the results from their hands-on sessions.  (Check out my YouTube channel with self-care moves.) 

The hands-on sessions are not therapy, treatments or adjustments. It's an educational session in you. You are learning about your brain, nervous system and how to control your muscles. Humans learn while moving. So to get muscles to relax we have to move them, sense them and finesse our awareness to release them. Things like chiropractic adjustments, reiki, massage, etc. are passive. Those types of treatments might be enjoyable (or not), but because your brain is not learning anything there is usually no lasting change. With Somatics you learn to move without restriction or pain. It sounds simple because it is simple!

It also should be known that Native Portlander had been practicing her Somatic self-care routine at home for a couple of months prior to her to the hands-on sessions. She had had a lot of stiffness and pain in areas of her body that she got relief with her self-care practice. She had explored many other methods to get rid of her pains, but this is what really worked for her.

Contact me to learn more or visit my website. I work with folks in person at my studio in Portland Oregon, and online via video lessons.



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