What can I expect during a session?

Individual Somatics work starts with an evaluation of your current condition, and how you use your muscles in different positions and functions, such as walking. From this information, the practitioner determines the type of work that will help you the most at the present time. You will be fully clothed during the session, ideally wearing loose clothing that does not restrict movement. Normally, you will lie on a table and move in certain simple patterns described by the practitioner. Often, the practitioner will provide targeted, gentle resistance to help awaken the ability of the sensory-motor cortex to lengthen muscles that are tight. At the end of the session, you will be given some gentle exercises to do every day until the next session. The exercises remind your brain how to control your muscles efficiently and with ease.

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