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Guide to Somatic Therapy and Somatic Therapy Practitioners
Information and benefits of Somatics Therapy as a complementary therapy treatment.
Somatic therapy is a holistically centred therapy that combines the essential, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of our being. The therapy endeavours to teach us to become aware of our bodies and how we experience sensations.
(Somatic, derived from the Greek word soma, means the living body in its wholeness.).

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Somatic Therapy and Somatics Technique Practitioners

Somatic therapy is a holistically centred therapy that combines the ental, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of our being. The therapy endeavours to teach us to become aware of our bodies and how we experience sensations.
(Somatic, derived from the Greek word soma, means the living body in its wholeness.).

What is Somatic therapy
Somatic Therapy (also known as Active Release Technique) is a holistically oriented therapy integrating the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of each of us. It accomplishes this by helping us to become aware of our bodies and the sensations experienced through them. to help us become more aware of our bodies and our experiences and sensations. Somatic Therapy often focuses on breathing and stresses of the day in order to let our awareness stop the factors that hold us back in daily life. When we take the time to focus, we can become aware of those places where we are "holding." That is, we can recognize those places where we are tight, sore or uncomfortable. It may be our stomach, shoulders, neck or head that we realize is tight or uncomfortable. We may not have even known that we were uncomfortable until we stopped and paid attention.
Somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet
In somatic therapy, the patient must realize which are the mental or emotional aspects of their life that might be affecting their physical condition. Stress or anxiety can lead to different reactions from the body, often holding postures and unnatural muscle positions, which the somatic therapist attempts to find through collaboration with the patient. The stomach, neck, or shoulders will often get tight through a series of mental or emotional distractions, and the somatic therapist helps to bring these issues out of a patient, who may not have realized them.
In other forms of therapy, the body is seen as a mechanical structure to be worked on. In somatic therapy, a holistically oriented therapy, the body is viewed as a tool to be worked with to ease the pain. The therapist shows the patient why the problem exists and how to eliminate the cause of the pain through proper postures, stretching techniques, and other methods. The therapist will try to fix the cause of the mental or emotional trigger, as well as the physical discomfort.
In this therapy, the somatic therapist coaches the client to a healthy body. There is collaboration between the therapist and patient until the problem is identified and the solution is produced. Feedback from the patient is needed to establish the muscles that are causing the pain, and the reasons these muscles are operating in the faulty or inefficient manner that they are. Often we are not aware of our body memory, the way our body reacts to certain events in life, and the goal of the somatic therapist is to bring out these reactions and their solutions.
Somatic therapy is a holistic experience that combines the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of our being. The therapy teaches us to become aware of our bodies and how we experience sensations. Soma has been defined as “the body experienced from within.” When we bottle up worries and stress deep inside of us, they can become physical manifestations on the outside of the body.

 

Read much more about Somatic Therapy in one of these excellent books.....

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