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We tend to develop habitual muscle tension over time, or after injury. Somatics is a system for releasing muscular tension using exercises and awareness, a way of increasing our “movement intelligence”. Throughout our lives our bodies and minds respond to daily stresses and traumatic experiences by producing reflex muscle contractions.

When these muscular reflexes of stress are triggered repeatedly, habitual involuntary muscular contractions develop.  This can eventually result in stiffness and pain, postural changes and decreased function.  In Somatics we refer to this as Sensory Motor Amnesia, a memory loss of how certain muscle groups feel and how to control them.

Just think of how actors use body language to show emotion, and posture to show personality, profession or age. Our life experiences tend to show in our bodies.  But the key to aging gracefully is that they don’t have to…