Soma Neuromuscular Integration
Soma is a form of deep bodywork that addresses the structure of the body in relation to the field of gravity. By unwinding the body from past compensation patterns that no longer serve the individual, and employing movement re-education, we can remind the body of its optimal, harmonious, self-healing state. By looking at the body as a whole mechanism and addressing the entire inter-related system, we stop chasing symptoms and work instead towards creating vibrant health in the entire being: body, mind and soul.
WHAT IS SOMA?
Working in a series of 11 sessions (based on sessions developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, founder of Rolfing) we address the body as a whole, layer by layer, to improve alignment for increased ease, grace, and fluidity in the world. The intent of Soma is to affect the structure, posture, and alignment of the body by working with fascia, which surrounds the muscles, nerves, organs and bones of the body. Soma works in a series of 11 sessions, each addressing one area of the body and a specific goal for the body is addressed. Each session builds on the one before it. We follow exactly what the body needs, in the order that it needs it. Soma works to unravel our habitual compensation patterns and re-educates the body to move and function in a more energetically efficient way.
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SOMA?
Many clients seek out Soma for pain reduction, improved body awareness, increased ease in the body and mind, or increased self-confidence and self-reliance. For a successful experience with the Soma Series, clients are requested to participate fully in the session by bringing their self into a focused presence and feeling into their body.
After the series, clients often say that they feel lighter and more open to express themselves fully in life. Soma work is a dynamic and ongoing process. The work continues to grow with and support the individual long after the completion of the sessions.