What is Somatic Bodywork?
Somatic Bodywork addresses the body armoring, and how people’s history lives in their body. Armoring forms, usually when we’re very young, or in response to trauma, as a way to get love, attention, and survive in our particular surroundings (see Embodied Learning). Bodywork helps clients, especially those with chronic pain or trauma, come home to and re-inhabit their body in a new way, transforming what has been a house of pain on many levels to one of comfort, energy, strength, and peace.
Somatic Bodywork blends techniques from myofascial release, deep tissue massage, polarity therapy, breathing, language, voice, sound, and sensory awareness. I use it intuitively during the session to address, unwind, and reshape the client’s essential armoring or structure. Clients remain clothed for this type of bodywork, and I recommend they wear or bring comfortable workout or dance wear.