Showing posts from July, 2021

The secret to long lasting pain relief your bodyworker doesn't know

I'm gonna have this engraved on my tombstone:  No part of your body works by itself. Unfortunately we have been told where there is pain, is where the problem lies .  So, to meet you where your beliefs are, I offer classes and recorded lessons to pique your interest. :-) But as soon as students get into a lesson they quickly discover just how everything is connected. In fact I worked with a woman once who had "been to everyone under the sun" to address the pain in her left shoulder and side of neck. When she came to me I didn't "work on" her shoulder and neck. Instead we addressed all the tension along the right side of her body. The tension on her right side caused her right shoulder to drop down, making her left shoulder draw up.  That drawn up left shoulder was achy and stiff. The pain was a signal from her brain that something was amiss . She could stretch, massage, inject it until the cows came home, but until she addressed the full body patterns she

Let go and move

If images don't appear in your email, click on the blog title "Let go and move" above. I just love watching this baby move!  I'm including it here, as a visual aid for your Somatics practice. I encourage students to move their whole bodies, not isolate parts, when we are doing pandiculations. Well, really, let your whole body move with anything you do in life. Just like Baby Ella is doing in the video. If I cue someone to move their heads, or a shoulder, or a hip, or a foot, whatever, I ask them to notice what else moves along with it.  If one part of your body is moving how does it wag the rest of the body? Ella has no cultural expectations, or rules, or isolating parts of her body. She just feels like dancing, and does it. Looks fun, eh?! Try it out for yourself. Can you wiggle and jiggle your whole body, moving your shoulders and hips, and spine and head?  Really, the freer you are to move, the freer you are. Period. I'd love to hear what you think . . . throw