Doing Somatics Feels Good
“I just wanted to share this. I do my Somatic exercises on a regular basis. But, three times a week when I get home after riding my horse, I also do arch and flatten with variations just because it feels good.”
My Sciatica Pain is Gone
My client sent me a text that read: “Because of the hip flexor release move, I am new! I can do all my cleaning pain free!”
I called her to get the full story.
“Since mid-April I’ve been doing this leg movement Kathy taught me and it’s really working. I was so surprised today when I got through washing my 1,600 square feet of hardwood floors pain free for the first time. When I noticed a little tightening of my back, I stopped for a couple of minutes, did the move on both legs, and it went away.”
“I had an appointment scheduled for another cortisone injection into my sciatic nerve on May 22, and I called today to cancel it. Since 2009, I have had a pain on the side of my left thigh that travels down through the knee and into the inside of my calf. Sometimes it even bothers my foot. My doctor says it’s sciatica and I’ve been getting cortisone injections to help with the pain.
It sure is energizing to get relief. Constant pain and nerve issues are so exhausting! I felt like doing ballet in my living room today!”
KC, Substitute Teacher
May 9th, 2012
My Back Pain is Now Under Control
“My back has been a problem for many years. When I think about it, I guess the problem was always there, as I had terrible posture as a kid. My parents even took me to the doctor and he tried to teach me how to stand as straight as a piece of string hanging down. Well, that never worked,” says Sherry, a retired school teacher.
“Over the years, I have had frequent back pain, but a few years ago, I injured my back while out walking. By mistake, I stepped into a hole in the road, and it caused a great deal of pain in my lumbar area. I tried everything I could to relieve the pain. Since I started doing my somatic movements about 2 and a half years ago, I have finally found relief that lasts.
Soccer Player Resolves his Quadriceps Pain
“Sometime during my freshman/sophomore years in high school, I hurt my right quad and it never got better,” says Ryan, a college student and avid soccer player.
“It happened when running sprints during soccer practice. I went to physical therapy for many sessions, something like 4-8, during the winter of 2007. The sessions focused on a lot of stretches and I always felt better right after the session. But once I started working out, the improvement wore off, typically during the first workout after the therapy session. Even walking was tough, I was hobbling, I had a significant limp. I also felt the pain move from my quad to my hamstring to my calf.
Simple Moves Stopped my Knee from Swelling, Aching
“My daily routine is 10 shoulder rolls and 10 Arch and Flattens every afternoon on my living room floor. My dog thinks this is the best time of the day and brings his toys out, ” says Gwen, a retired office administrator.
“My daily routine is 10 shoulder rolls and 10 Arch and Flattens every afternoon on my living room floor. My dog thinks this is the best time of the day and brings his toys out.
Entrepreneur and Church Organist Relieves Her Neck, Shoulder Pain
“I began my Somatics with three private sessions in 2009, over the summer. Then, I took Kathy’s six-week class at the community center the following Jan/Feb. After the class was over, I took some additional personal training somatics at the community center with Kathy,” says Theresa, a business owner and church organist.