Somatics is a movement therapy and away of re-educating the way the brain senses and moves the muscles. It helps to improve body-mind integration. Muscles can become tight or restricted due to development reasons, habitual patterns, emotional stress, injuries or trauma. Small, slow and gentle movements can be used to re-educate the brain so that it can relax and move these muscles more functionally. These can be specially prescribed by a body-work practitioner or used as general principles to complement other practices.
Craniosacral Therapy is primarily concerned with a series of natural rhythmic motions, originating from the central nervous system, and expressed in every cell of the body. Health and vitality is reflected in free-flowing, vital movement, whilst areas of unresolved physical or emotional ‘holding patterns’ show up as restrictions to this healthy movement. Craniosacral Therapists are trained to feel these subtle motions using extremely gentle touch, to help the body to let go of any restrictions or ‘holding patterns’, and to find it's way back to balanced, healthy motion.
For more information on craniosacral therapy, please visit: www.craniosacral.co.uk.